- Glomerular matrix metalloproteinases and their regulators in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritisAnders Tveita
Department of Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, Institute of Medical Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Arthritis Res Ther 10:229. 2008..NXB x NZW)F1 Here we review current understanding of MMP/tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase function within the kidney, and discuss their possible involvement in the development and progression of lupus nephritis...
- Development of lupus nephritis is associated with qualitative changes in the glomerular collagen IV matrix compositionA A Tveita
Department of Biochemistry, University of Tromsø, Norway
Lupus 18:355-60. 2009..Also, aberrations in the collagen matrix composition could contribute to the deposition of autoantibodies within the glomerulus...