Title: The role of proteinases in angiogenesis, heart development, restenosis, atherosclerosis, myocardial ischemia, and stroke: insights from genetic studies
Authors: Luttun, Aernout
Dewerchin, Mieke
Collen, Desire
Carmeliet, Peter # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2000
Series Title: Current atherosclerosis reports vol:2 issue:5 pages:407-16
Abstract: The development of novel gene technologies in mice has provided an elegant tool to identify gene products that are causally linked to certain physiologic processes as well as the pathogenesis of numerous disorders. Using these techniques, three major proteolytic systems -- the plasminogen, the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and the coagulation systems -- have been shown to be involved in cardiovascular diseases, which still constitute the leading cause of death in Western societies. This overview summarizes the role of these proteolytic systems in angiogenesis, arterial stenosis, allograft transplant stenosis, vein graft stenosis, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, cardiac development and ischemic stroke and discusses possible therapeutic implications.
ISSN: 1523-3804
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Molecular and Vascular Biology
Laboratory of Angiogenesis and Vascular Metabolism (VIB-KU Leuven Centre for Cancer Biology) (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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