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Cathepsin K in lymphangioleiomyomatosis: LAM cell-fibroblast Interactions enhance protease activity by extracellular acidification (2017)
Journal Article
Dongre, A., Clements, D., Fisher, A. J., & Johnson, S. R. (2017). Cathepsin K in lymphangioleiomyomatosis: LAM cell-fibroblast Interactions enhance protease activity by extracellular acidification. American Journal of Pathology, 187(8), doi:10.1016/j.ajpath.2017.04.014. ISSN 0002-9440

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease in which clonal ‘LAM’ cells infiltrate the lungs and lymphatics. In association with recruited fibroblasts, LAM cells form nodules adjacent to lung cysts. It is assumed LAM nodule derived proteases lea... Read More

MMP-1 activation contributes to airway smooth muscle growth and asthma severity (2016)
Journal Article
Naveed, S., Clements, D., Jackson, D. J., Philp, C., Billington, C. K., Soomro, I. N., …Johnson, S. R. (2017). MMP-1 activation contributes to airway smooth muscle growth and asthma severity. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 195(8), doi:10.1164/rccm.201604-0822OC. ISSN 1073-449X

Introduction: Matrix metalloproteinase-1 and mast cells are present in the airways of people with asthma. We hypothesised that matrix metalloproteinase-1 could be activated by mast cells and increase asthma severity. Methods: Patients with stable ast... Read More