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Research Article

Progression of Kidney Disease in Non-Diabetic Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Predictive Role of Circulating Matrix Metalloproteinase-2, -3, and -9

  • Ta-Wei Hsu,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan

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  • Ko-Lin Kuo,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Szu-Chun Hung,

    Affiliation: Division of Nephrology, Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Po-Hsun Huang,

    Affiliations: Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Jaw-Wen Chen,

    Affiliation: Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Der-Cherng Tarng mail

    dctarng@vghtpe.gov.tw

    Affiliations: Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Department and Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

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  • Published: July 26, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070132

About the Authors

Ta-Wei Hsu
Division of Nephrology, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Yilan, Taiwan
Ko-Lin Kuo, Szu-Chun Hung
Division of Nephrology, Buddhist Tzu Chi Hospital Taipei Branch, Taipei, Taiwan
Po-Hsun Huang, Jaw-Wen Chen
Division of Cardiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Po-Hsun Huang, Der-Cherng Tarng
Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
Der-Cherng Tarng
Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Der-Cherng Tarng
Department and Institute of Physiology, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Corresponding Author

Email: dctarng@vghtpe.gov.tw

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: T-WH D-CT. Performed the experiments: T-WH P-HH J-WC. Analyzed the data: D-CT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: K-LK S-CH P-HH J-WC. Wrote the paper: T-WH D-CT. Reviewed and edited the manuscript: D-CT.