Matrix metalloproteinase-9 is necessary for the regulation of smooth muscle cell
replication and migration after arterial injury.
Bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDM) and aortic vascular smooth muscle cells
(VSMCs) were isolated from [Casp3.
In a first for a progeria study, the researchers induced skin cells from progeria patients and normal adults to develop into smooth muscle cells
, and then compared cell reproduction and decay in healthy cells with those same processes in cells containing the progeria mutation.
ADM has also been shown to modify endothelial progenitor cells within the pulmonary tissue of rats with pulmonary hypertension, which could decrease the pulmonary blood pressure markedly and inhibit smooth muscle cell
Isolation and primary culture of vascular smooth muscle cells
Under etherization, Wistar rats were killed by dislocation of the neck, which was approved by the Local Ethics Committee of Medical Research Center.
Ligation of CD40 on atheroma-associated cell types, such as endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells
and macrophages, mediates functions that are important to the atherogenesis process, such as the expression of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, matrix metalloproteinases, and procoagulants (8).
Effect of nuclear factor-kappaB on signal transduction of passively sensitized human airway smooth muscle cells
Desmin immunoreactivity was weak or totally absent in the smooth muscle cells
(Figure 2, B).
Neointimal smooth muscle cell
phenotype is important in its susceptibility to cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection: a study in rat.
The smooth muscle cells
in segments of the penis (corpora cavernosa) can either 1) relax, thereby allowing increased blood flow to the penis, or tumescence, or they can 2) contract, resulting in detumescence, or the flaccid state of the penis.
We found that both Ca [sup]2+ concentration and ROS level were enhanced in the coronary artery smooth muscle cells
in an ischemia independent manner.
The LAMs cells are positive for HMB45 immunostaining, which may be identified from other types of smooth muscle cells