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Titolo:
Selective matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis - Targetting gelatinase A activation
Autore:
Jackson, C; Nguyen, M; Arkell, J; Sambrook, P;
Indirizzi:
Royal N Shore Hosp, Sutton Arthritis Res Lab, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia Royal N Shore Hosp St Leonards NSW Australia 2065 ds, NSW 2065, Australia
Titolo Testata:
INFLAMMATION RESEARCH
fascicolo: 4, volume: 50, anno: 2001,
pagine: 183 - 186
SICI:
1023-3830(200104)50:4<183:SMM(II>2.0.ZU;2-0
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IV COLLAGENASE GENE; ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS; ANGIOGENESIS; THROMBIN;
Keywords:
rheumatoid arthritis; matrix metalloproteinase; human endothelial cells; gelatinases; activated protein C;
Tipo documento:
Editorial Material
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
18
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Jackson, C Royal N Shore Hosp, Sutton Arthritis Res Lab, St Leonards, NSW 2065, Australia Royal N Shore Hosp St Leonards NSW Australia 2065 5, Australia
Citazione:
C. Jackson et al., "Selective matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) inhibition in rheumatoid arthritis - Targetting gelatinase A activation", INFLAMM RES, 50(4), 2001, pp. 183-186

Abstract

The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a large group of enzymes responsible for matrix degradation. They contribute to joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by directly degrading the cartilage and bone and indirectly promoting angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). Inhibition of MMPs is a primary therapeutic target in RA. However, the results of limited clinical trials performed to date are disappointing. Improvements in therapeutic benefit may be achieved by targetting specific MMPs. A subclass of the MMPs, the gelatinases, contribute directly to joint destruction as well as being vital during angiogenesis. Gelatinase A is released as a latent enzyme and must be activated to degrade the matrix. It has a unique mechanism of activation on the cell surface involving membrane-type MMP (MT-MMP). Recently, the serine protease, activated protein C (APC), has been shown to directly activate gelatinase A, without requiring MT-MMP. Inhibition of APC represents a selective approach to prevent gelatinase A activation and may prove to be of therapeutic benefit in RA.

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