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Progelatinase B/Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Proenzyme as a marker of pleural inflammation

Publication at Central Library of Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen |


ProMMP-9 in pleural fluids of patients undergoing talc pleurodesis and thoracoscopy was compared to traditional proinflammatory markers. A rapid, correlated increase presents proMMP-9 as a novel early indicator of acute host-response in pleural space.