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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Nasdaq: CGPI) in which Heska has acquired rights to develop certain of CollaGenex proprietary matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors for companion animal health applications.
Matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases in synovial fluids from patients with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis.
Both macrophage dysfunction and increased activity of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) have been reported.
Whether serum or plasma is the best specimen for determination of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is a matter of debate, as are the influences of sample collection and processing on MMP concentrations (1-3).
This is based on evidence that chronic wounds are associated with high levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines [18] along with low levels of growth factors [16,19,20] and high levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) [16].
Results Advance Utility of Urinary Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) as Bladder Cancer Biomarkers
At the low doses used, it has no antimicrobial effect but suppresses tumor necrosis factor-[alpha] and other inflammatory cytokines, and inhibits tissue-destroying enzymes, especially matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).
This product provides detection of inflammation through targeting matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in wound fluids that can be obtained by non-invasive sampling techniques.
This degradative process is mediated largely by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), which are a large family of at least 20 zinc-dependent neutral endopeptidases that together can degrade all known components of ECM (Man et al.
The primary efficacy parameter matrix metalloproteinases 1 (MMP-1) between treatment and placebo group following UV irradiation showed a significant difference (p < 0.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) (4) constitute a family of closely related proteinases that together have the capacity to degrade all components of the extracellular matrix (ECM) (1, 2).
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