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The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinase in Human Body Pathologies

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of proteolytic zinc-containing enzymes involved in physiological as well as in pathological processes in the human organism. MMPs play a key role in the remodeling of the extracellular matrix. Such a process may occur because of tissue homeostasis, morphogenesis, and tissue repair. However, remodeling could also be a part of many pathological states such as arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, or impaired development in congenital anomalies. This book overviews the role of MMPs in different pathologies affecting the human body.

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The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinase in Human Body PathologiesEdited by Francesco Travascio

Published: December 20th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/66560

ISBN: 978-953-51-3718-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3717-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4013-9

Copyright year: 2017

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8691 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

28 Dimensions Citations


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1. Overview of MMP Biology and Gene Associations in Human Diseases

By Tamara Djuric and Maja Zivkovic


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2. Heart Remodelation: Role of MMPs

By Marek Pytliak, Viliam Vaník and Peter Bojčík


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3. Matrix Metalloproteinases MMP-3 and MMP-9 as Predictors of In-Stent Restenosis

By Pavlina Kusnierova and Leos Pleva


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4. Influence of Matrix Metalloproteinases MMP-2, -3 and on Age- Related Macular Degeneration Development

By Rasa Liutkeviciene, Vykintas Liutkevicius, Agne Giedraitiene, Loresa Kriauciuniene and Virginija Asmoniene


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5. Retinal Ischemia: MMP-9; Its Relation to Resveratrol, Baicalein, S-allyl L-cysteine and Chi Ju Di Huang Wan

By Hsiao-Ming Chao, Wen-Jin Chao and Ing-Ling Chen


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6. Skin Ageing and Cancer

By Guolong Zhang, Peiru Wang and Xiuli Wang


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7. Matrix Metalloproteinases in Melanoma with and without Regression

By Alexandra Bastian, Luciana Nichita and Sabina Zurac


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8. Biological Activity and Implications of the Metalloproteinases in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

By Claudia Castruita-De la Rosa, Idalia Garza-Veloz, Edith Cardenas- Vargas, Rodrigo Castañeda-Miranda, Luis O. Solis-Sanchez, Jose M. Ortiz-Rodriguez, Hector R. Vega-Carrillo, Maria R. Martinez-Blanco, Virginia Flores-Morales, Gloria P. Hernandez-Delgadillo, Jose I. Badillo-Almaráz and Margarita L. Martinez-Fierro


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