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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Distinct roles of matrix metalloproteases in the early and late-phase development of neuropathic pain.
Biologically Important Metalloenzymes for Skin Anti-aging Metalloenzyme Function Metal Tyrosinase Tyrosine oxidation Cu, Zn Superoxide Dismutase Superoxide detoxification Cu, Zn, Mn Catalase Peroxide decomposition Fe Matrix Metalloproteases Protein hydrolysis Zn Dopamine Hydroxylase Dopamine conversion Cu Amine Oxidase Elastin, collagen synthesis Cu Cytochrome Oxidase Oxidation Cu Ceruplasmin Oxidation Cu Glutathione Peroxidase Peroxide detoxification Se Glucose Tolerance Factor Glucose metabolism Cr
New Matrix Metalloprotease (MMP) inhibitors and their application in cosmetic and OTC drug formulations, PCITX Conference, New York, NY, April 26, 2005
The clinical trial will evaluate the matrix metalloprotease (MMP) inhibitor prinomastat in combination with chemotherapy for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma multiforme following surgery and radiation therapy.
Further molecular analyses demonstrated that IMMUNITIN down-regulates inflammatory mediator genes, including Interleukin 1(beta) gene (IL-1(beta)), Interleukin 6 gene (IL-6), Macrophage Chemotactic Protein 1 gene (MCP1), inducible-Nitric Oxide Synthase gene (iNOS), responsible for the generation of nitric oxide (NO), and Matrix Metalloprotease 9 gene (MMP9), involved in tissue destruction and bone remodeling.
today announced that it has initiated a second Phase III clinical trial of the matrix metalloprotease (MMP) inhibitor prinomastat (formerly AG3340) in combination with chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
AG3340 is a selective inhibitor of certain matrix metalloprotease enzymes (MMPs) believed to play key roles in the invasion, metastasis and growth of certain solid malignant tumors.
The NDSU Core Biology Facility was created by the Center for Protease Research COBRE program in 2003 to aid in the in vitro testing of inhibitors of matrix metalloproteases and histone deacetylases.
The role of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors in tumour invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis.
Grape seed proanthocyanidins were shown to reduce the invasion potential of pancreatic cancer cells by beneficially altering the gene expression of matrix metalloproteases, according to a study reported in the journal Pancreas.
They also cover type-II transmembrane serine proteases; matrix metalloproteases and their relation to cancer invasion and metastasis; membrane-associated matrix metalloproteases; the ADAM group (a disintegrin and metalloproteases) and their function and role in cancer; the cystein proteases, their extracellular roles (especially in cancer), and the role of cathespin K in bone remodeling; bacterial abuse of mammalian extracellular proteases during tissue invasion and infection; and clinical aspects of matrix proteases as cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.
Destruction of the granulation tissue is dependent on the plasminogen activator system and matrix metalloproteases (MMPler).
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