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.
Differential Effects of Dexamethasone and Doxycycline on Inflammation and MMP Production in Alkali-Burned Corneas Associated with Dry Eye.
Houston, United States. In Ocul Surf, Feb 2016
Dex treatment significantly decreased expression of IL-1β, IL-6, MMPs -1, -9, -13, and TIMP-1 after 2 days but increased levels of MMP-8, while Doxy treatment significantly decreased IL-1β, IL-6, MMP-8, and -9, compared to vehicle.
MMP generated matrikines.
Birmingham, United States. In Matrix Biol, May 2015
Of the 20 MMPs identified, MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-8, MMP-9, and MMP-12 have been implicated in regulating the matrikines Val-Gly-Val-Ala-Pro-Gly (elastin peptide) and proline-glycine-proline (PGP).