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Progress in Inflammation Research

Matrix Metalloproteinases in Tissue Remodelling and Inflammation

Editors: Lagente, Vincent, Boichot, Elisabeth (Eds.)

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  • Provides new advances regarding the involvement of MMPs in inflammatory diseases
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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are proteolytic enzymes believed to be involved in many physiological and pathological processes associated with inflammatory reactions. MMP synthesis and functions are regulated by three major mechanisms including transcriptional activation, post-transcriptional processing, and control of activity by tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). Many cell types have been identified as producers of MMPs and TIMPs in a context of inflammatory processes. MMPs are involved in numerous inflammatory diseases, including respiratory, cardiovascular and central nervous system pathologies.

This volume presents new advances in the involvement of MMPs in various diseases associated with inflammatory processes. Moreover, the recent development of selective and non selective inhibitors of MMPs provides new insights in the relationship between activation of inflammatory cells and tissue remodelling and advises new therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • The role of MMPs in the inflammatory process of acute lung injury

    Pages 1-20

    Wong, Sissie (et al.)

  • Matrix metalloproteinases in airways inflammation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

    Pages 21-37

    Leung, Sum-Yee (et al.)

  • Role of matrix metalloproteases in pulmonary fibrosis

    Pages 39-55

    Pardo, Annie (et al.)

  • Anti-inflammatory properties of MMP inhibitors in experimental models of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung inflammation

    Pages 57-69

    Quément, Catherine (et al.)

  • Role of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in cystic fibrosis

    Pages 71-80

    Jouneau, Stéphane (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Matrix Metalloproteinases in Tissue Remodelling and Inflammation
Editors
  • Vincent Lagente
  • Elisabeth Boichot
Series Title
Progress in Inflammation Research
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-7643-8585-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7643-8585-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-8584-2
Series ISSN
0379-0363
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 168
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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