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Extracellular Matrix Metalloproteinase Inducer EMMPRIN (CD147) in Cardiovascular Disease

Medizinische Klinik III, Kardiologie und Kreislauferkrankungen, Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen, 72076 Tübingen, Germany
Institut für Experimentelle Biomedizin, Universitätsklinikum Würzburg, 97080 Würzburg, Germany
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These authors contribute equally to this work.
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(2), 507;
Received: 20 December 2017 / Revised: 31 January 2018 / Accepted: 1 February 2018 / Published: 8 February 2018
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The receptor EMMPRIN is involved in the development and progression of cardiovascular diseases and in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction. There are several binding partners of EMMPRIN mediating the effects of EMMPRIN in cardiovascular diseases. EMMPRIN interaction with most binding partners leads to disease progression by mediating cytokine or chemokine release, the activation of platelets and monocytes, as well as the formation of monocyte-platelet aggregates (MPAs). EMMPRIN is also involved in atherosclerosis by mediating the infiltration of pro-inflammatory cells. There is also evidence that EMMPRIN controls energy metabolism of cells and that EMMPRIN binding partners modulate intracellular glycosylation and trafficking of EMMPRIN towards the cell membrane. In this review, we systematically discuss these multifaceted roles of EMMPRIN and its interaction partners, such as Cyclophilins, in cardiovascular disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: cardiovascular disease; immunoglobulin superfamily; inflammation; platelets; monocyte-platelet aggregates cardiovascular disease; immunoglobulin superfamily; inflammation; platelets; monocyte-platelet aggregates

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Von Ungern-Sternberg, S.N.I.; Zernecke, A.; Seizer, P. Extracellular Matrix Metalloproteinase Inducer EMMPRIN (CD147) in Cardiovascular Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 507.

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