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FEBS Lett. 2001 Nov 16;508(2):187-90.

Diminished corneal angiogenesis in gelatinase A-deficient mice.

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The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

Abstract

The goal of the present study was to define the role of gelatinase A in angiogenesis. We performed corneal micropocket assays in gelatinase A-deficient mice and their age-matched wild-type littermates. The corneal neovascular area in gelatinase A-deficient mice (0.15+/-0.14 mm(2)) was significantly less than that of wild-type littermates (0.53+/-0.35 mm(2); P<0.01). Similarly, aortic ring assays showed significant reduction of endothelial outgrowth in gelatinase A-deficient mice (0.26+/-0.14 mm(2)) as compared to wild-type littermates (0.44+/-0.06 mm(2); P<0.05). These results suggest that gelatinase A may play an important role in the regulation of corneal angiogenesis.

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