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Keywords: vascular smooth muscle cells
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Publisher: ASME
Article Type: Research Papers
J Biomech Eng. January 2009, 131(1): 011009.
Published Online: November 21, 2008
... that stretching vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) positively correlates to the production of MMP-2 and -9. In tissue level studies, the expressions and activations of MMP-2 and -9 are generally higher in the outer media. However, homogeneous mechanical models of arteries predict lower stress and strain...