|Lysyl oxidases: Cloning and characterization of the fourth and the fifth human lysyl oxidase isoenzymes, and the consequences of a targeted inactivation of the first described lysyl oxidase isoenzyme in mice|
This thesis is based on the following articles, which are referred to in the text by their Roman numerals:
I Mäki JM & Kivirikko KI (2001) Cloning and characterization of a fourth human lysyl oxidase isoenzyme. Biochem J 355: 381-387.
II Mäki JM, Tikkanen H & Kivirikko KI (2001) Cloning and characterization of a fifth human lysyl oxidase isoenzyme: the third member of the lysyl oxidase-related subfamily with four scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domains. Matrix Biol 20: 493-496.
III Mäki JM, Räsänen J, Tikkanen H, Sormunen R, Mäkikallio K, Kivirikko KI & Soininen R (2002) Inactivation of the lysyl oxidase gene leads to aortic aneurysms, cardiovascular dysfunction and perinatal death in mice. Submitted for publication.