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Inactivation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) gene induces dermal and pulmonary fibrosis and peripheral microvasculopathy in mice: a new model of experimental scleroderma?

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  • Mirko Manetti Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Irene Rosa Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Anna Franca Milia Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Serena Guiducci Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Peter Carmeliet Laboratory of Angiogenesis and the Neurovascular Link, Vesalius Research Center, VIB, Leuven, Belgium Laboratory of Angiogenesis and the Neurovascular Link, Vesalius Research Center, University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Lidia Ibba-Manneschi Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Marco Matucci-Cerinic Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Internal Medicine and Division of Rheumatology, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mirko Manetti, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Florence, Largo Brambilla 3, Florence I-50134, Italy; mirkomanetti{at}yahoo.it, mirko.manetti{at}unifi.it
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Manetti M, Rosa I, Milia AF, et al
Inactivation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) gene induces dermal and pulmonary fibrosis and peripheral microvasculopathy in mice: a new model of experimental scleroderma?

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  • Received March 30, 2013
  • Revised May 25, 2013
  • Accepted June 29, 2013
  • First published July 12, 2013.
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July 31, 2014

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