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    • Inflammation and Mechanical Stress Stimulate Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells 

      Bogdanova, Mariia; Kostina, Aleksandra; Zihlavnikova, Katarina; Zabirnyk, Arsenii; Malashicheva, Anna; Stensløkken, Kåre-Olav; Sullivan, Gareth; Kaljusto, Mari-Liis; Kvitting, John Peder Escobar; Kostareva, Anna; Vaage, Ingvar Jarle; Rutkovskiy, Arkady (Frontiers Media, 2018-11-20)
      Background: Aortic valve calcification is an active proliferative process, where interstitial cells of the valve transform into either myofibroblasts or osteoblast-like cells causing valve deformation, thickening of cusps ...