matrix metalloproteinase

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matrix metalloproteinase

[¦mā·triks mə‚tal·ō′prō·tē·ə‚nās]
(biochemistry)
Any member of a family of at least 19 structurally related zinc-dependent neutral endopeptidases collectively capable of degrading essentially all components of extracellular matrix.
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More than 60 MMP inhibitors with different chemical classes have been in development for treating various diseases, such as arthritis, cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Srinath stated, This partnership between ICICI Bank and MMP to offer money remittance services is an important step in that direction.
In conclusion, each MMP to be analyzed as a circulating biomarker in blood requires careful consideration of the preanalytical effects of blood collection methods.
MMP has also won five smaller contracts ranging in value up pounds 140,000 and will see the Finishings division almost double annual turnover from pounds 3.
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This switch by MMP and a couple of its major competitors accounted for a lot of the tension and talk of overcapacity in the domestic beef processing sector.
The divorce decree said William was to purchase Carol's stock or--at his option--have MMP or its ESOP purchase it.
1041-1T(c), Q&A-9, the court ruled that, given William's election, Carol's stock transfer to MMP was required by the divorce judgment.
Sierra joins a roster of nearly 100 MMP Licensees that include some of the world's largest electronics companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Nokia, General Electric, ASUStek, and Philips.
Within the MMP family, gelatinases A (72 kDa gelatinase, type IV collagenase, MMP-2) and B (92 kDa gelatinase, type IV collagenase, MMP-9) play critical roles in ECM degradation and cell migration leading to tumor cell invasion in breast cancer (Egeblad and Werb 2002).
Metek Building Systems, a division of North-East construction company the MMP Group, will take on the extra staff early next year after clinching the deals to produce light steel frame for modular construction at its Newton Aycliffe factory.