Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Level and Gene Polymorphism in Sleep Disordered Breathing Patients with or without Cardiovascular Disorders

YÜKSEL M. , Kuzu-Okur H., VELİOĞLU ÖĞÜNÇ A. , Pelin Z.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.30, no.1, pp.8-12, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.068
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-12
  • Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, MMP-9, polymorphism, sleep apnea, hypertension, CORONARY-ARTERY-DISEASE, FUNCTIONAL POLYMORPHISM, APNEA SYNDROME, GELATINASE, EXPRESSION, RISK


Objective: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. We aimed to investigate the matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) level and MMP-9 gene polymorphism in sleep apnea patients with or without cardiovascular disease.