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Essays Biochem (2020) 64 (3): 547–563.
Published: 26 May 2020
... pain, obesity and cancers. Furthermore, LPA signalling through LPA 1 receptors promotes fibrosis in skin, liver, kidneys and lungs. LPA also promotes the spread of tumours to other organs (metastasis) and the pro-survival properties of LPA explain why LPA counteracts the effects of chemotherapeutic...
Essays Biochem (2019) 63 (3): 417–432.
Published: 28 August 2019
..., and fibrosis. The ECM thus represents a potential reservoir of prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets. However, our understanding of the global protein composition of the ECM and how it changes during pathological processes has remained limited until recently. In this mini-review, we provide an overview...
Essays Biochem (2019) 63 (3): 377–387.
Published: 19 July 2019
...Bram Piersma; Ruud A. Bank The hallmark of fibrosis is an excessive accumulation of collagen, ultimately leading to organ failure. It has become evident that the deposited collagen also exhibits qualitative modifications. A marked modification is the increased cross-linking, leading...