Extracellular matrix (ECM) turnover is a key event during remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) following myocardial infarction (MI). Turnover includes ECM degradation of existing ECM to remove necrotic myocytes and synthesis to produce new ECM to form the infarct scar. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are elevated post-MI, and MMP-9 has a strong link to post-MI LV dysfunction. The ECM protein osteopontin (OPN) increases post-MI, and we previously identified by mass spectrometry a novel MMP-9 cleavage site of OPN between amino acids 151 and 152. In vitro, peptides both upstream and downstream of the cleavage site increased cardiac fibroblast migration without affecting proliferation.
|Journal||European Heart Journal|
|Issue number||Suppl. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||ESC Congress 2017: 40 Years of PCI - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 26 Aug 2017 → 30 Aug 2017
|Conference||ESC Congress 2017|
|Period||26/08/2017 → 30/08/2017|