Association of matrix metalloproteinase-1, matrix metalloproteinase-9, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-1, and interleukin-6 with epicardial and myocardial perfusion
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, vol.22, no.4, pp.253-258, 2011 (SCI-Expanded)
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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
interleukin-6, matrix metalloproteinase, myocardial blush grade, Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction frame count, ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, ANEURYSM FORMATION, INFARCTION, REPERFUSION, TIMP-1, PLAQUE, ARTERY, AND-3, MICE
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Objectives Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are important regulators of extracellular matrix degradation, are known to induce atherosclerotic plaque rupture because of the degradation of collagen fibers in the fibrous cap. We aimed to investigate the possible association between these enzymes and objective coronary angiographic parameters of epicardial or myocardial perfusion.