01026-A: Molecular Characterization of Valvular Insterstitial Cells in Canine Chronic Valvular Degenerative Disease
Grant Status: Closed
Grant Amount: $12,855
Allison M. Heaney, DVM; Washington State University
September 1, 2007 - February 28, 2009
Sponsor(s): Akita Club of America, Inc., Mastiff Club of America, Silky Terrier Club of America
Breed(s): -All Dogs
Research Program Area: CardiologyDonate to Support this Research Program Area
The goal of this project was to explore the role of valvular interstitial cells (cells from the valve of the heart) in mitral valve disease. Because of the fragile nature of these cells in the culture environment, cell survival became and issue. Therefore, the cells were not able to be evaulated for matrix metalloproteinases nor collagenase activity.
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