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Matrix metalloproteinases at key junctions in the pathomechanism of stroke

Rottenberger, Zsolt and Kolev, Kraszimir (2011) Matrix metalloproteinases at key junctions in the pathomechanism of stroke. Central European Journal of Biology, 6 (4). pp. 471-485. ISSN 1895-104X

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Abstract

Matrix metalloproteinases play a crucial role in the remodelling of the extracellular matrix through direct degradation of its structural proteins and control of extracellular signaling. The most common cause of ischemic brain damage is an atherothrombotic lesion in the supplying arteries. The progress of the atherosclerotic plaque development and the related thrombotic complications are mediated in part by matrix metalloproteinases. In addition to their role in the underlying disease, various members of this protease family are upregulated in the acute phase of ischemic brain damage as well as in the post-ischemic brain recovery following stroke. This review summarizes the current understanding of the matrix metalloproteinase-related molecular events at three stages of the ischemic cerebrovascular disease (in the atherosclerotic plaque, in the neurovascular unit of the brain and in the regenerating brain tissue).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QP Physiology / élettan
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RC Internal medicine / belgyógyászat > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry / idegkórtan, neurológia, pszichiátria
R Medicine / orvostudomány > RZ Other systems of medicine / orvostudomány egyéb területei
Depositing User: Dr Krasimir Kolev
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 05:03
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2012 06:41
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/2915

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