Table 1: Oligonucleotide primers used in RT-PCR experiments.

GenePrimersSequence 5′-3′Genbank accession no.

MMP9sMMP9 fCCACAGGCCCTCCTTCAGNM001038004
sMMP9 rTGAACAGCAGCACCTTACC
MMP2sMMP2 fTACACCTATACCAAGAACTTCCGNM214192
sMMP2 rTGTCCGCCAGATGAACCG
NGALsNGAL fTTAAGAAATACTCTGGATTGCAK240091
sNGAL rTACTCTTGGTTGTTGGAAAC
TIMP1sTIMP1 fAGCCAGGAGTTTCTCATAGCNM213857
sTIMP1 rTCACAGCCAGCAGCATAG
GAPDHGAPDHSTCACTGCCACCCAGAAGAABO38240
GAPDHASTACCAGGAAATGAGCTTGAC

MMP9: matrix metalloproteinase type 9; MMP2: matrix metalloproteinase type 2; NGAL: neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin; TIMP1: tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases type 1; GAPDH: glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase.