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Title: Rapamycin has no effect on fibrosis-associated gene expression or extracellular matrix accumulation when administered to animals with established or early allograft vasculopathy.
Authors: Murphy, GJ
Nicholson, ML
First Published: Dec-2003
Citation: J THORAC CARDIOVASC SURG, 2003, 126 (6), pp. 2058-2064
Abstract: Most patients with functioning heart transplants have established and progressive chronic allograft vasculopathy, a fibroproliferative process for which there is no effective treatment. Coronary artery disease is characterized by histologic evidence of extracellular matrix accumulation (fibrosis). This study compares the effect of rapamycin administered to rats with established allograft vasculopathy on histologic indices of disease progression, extracellular matrix accumulation (fibrosis), and the expression of genes known to regulate extracellular matrix turnover in this model.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2003.03.004
ISSN: 0022-5223
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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