Vaginal Inflammation: Association between Leukocyte Concentration and Levels of Immune Mediators.
Campinas, Brazil. In Am J Reprod Immunol, Feb 2016
We correlated extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8), hyaluronan (HA), hyaluronidase-1 (Hyal-1), human β-defensin-2 (hBD2), and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) concentrations with the extent of leukocyte infiltration into the vagina and suggest their participation in vaginal inflammation.
The roles of CD147 in the progression of gliomas.
Xi'an, China. In Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, Nov 2015
CD147, a highly glycosylated transmembrane glycoprotein with two Ig-like extracellular domains that belongs to the immunoglobulin superfamily, plays an important role in the regulation of tumor invasiveness, angiogenesis and glycolysis by inducing the secretion of matrix metalloproteinases and vascular endothelial growth factor and by interacting with monocarboxylate transporters.
The role of EMMPRIN in T cell biology and immunological diseases.
Calgary, Canada. In J Leukoc Biol, Jul 2015
EMMPRIN (CD147), originally described as an inducer of the expression of MMPs, has gained attention in its involvement in various immunologic diseases, such that anti-EMMPRIN antibodies are considered as potential therapeutic medications.