Evaluation of the Association Between Matrix Metalloproteinase 11 and Intervertebral Disc Disease

ARAS A. B. , Guven M., Balak N., Ayan E., BOZKURT S., Elmaci I.

TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, vol.26, no.2, pp.274-279, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5137/1019-5149.jtn.12762-14.0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.274-279


AIM: The intervertebral disc starts to degenerate when a human being begins to stand and learn to walk. It is known that many extrinsic, intrinsic and genetic factors play a role in disc degeneration. In this study, we examined whether the matrix metalloproteinase 11 might be associated with intervertebral disc degeneration.