Published in Lab Law Weekly, June 9th, 2006
According to a study from Italy, "Closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) is due to functional constriction followed by wall remodeling, with neointimal formation caused by proliferation and migration of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) from the media to subendothelium."
"CD44 is a surface cell proteoglycan family. Its isoform, CD44-v6, is only minimally expressed in SMCs in the media of normal arteries, but is highly expressed in SMCs in the intima and media of injured arteries...
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