Figure 1: MAS17 mRNA expression (ng-equ) in left ventricle myocardium measured in controls (controls), pathological samples with non-detectable MMP-3 mRNA expression (N-MMP3) and pathological samples with detectable MMP-3 mRNA (MMP3) (A). ACE2 protein levels in the same groups of samples as in A (B) and representative bands of ACE2 protein western blot (C), from a control sample (lane1), a N-MMP3 patient sample (lane 2) and a MMP3 patient sample (lane 3). * p < 0.05 versus controls and §§p < 0.01 versus N-MMP3.