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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Only a few studies have reported alterations in urine levels of matrix metalloproteinases and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and these studies have conflicting results.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are special class of proteases that are categorized in five groups as per their substrate specificity: collagenases (MMP-1, -8 and -13), gelatinases (MMP-2 and -9), stromelysins (MMP-3, -10, and -11), matrilysins (MMP-7) and membrane-type (MMP-14 to -17, -24 and -25).
[1.] Nagase H, Visse R, Murphy G (2006) Structure and function of matrix metalloproteinases and TIMPs.
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), extracellular-degrading proteases, contribute to metastatic and invasive cancer cells properties; their expression (particularly MMP-9 and MMP-2) is increased in carcinomas (Stamenkovic, 2000) MMPs activity can be specically inhibited by a group of structurally related, endogenous inhibitors known as tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMPs) (Al-Olayan et al., 2014).
Degradation of GAG under the influence of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) provides more surface area for the epithelium to proliferate.
Matrix metalloproteinases: evolution, gene regulation and functional analysis in mouse models.
The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in the process of cardiac remodeling by regulating structural integrity of the extracellular matrix.[9] MMP-2 is one of the predominant MMPs expressed in the cardiac ventricles.
Biochemical evidence indicates that serum proteinases, namely, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), play key roles in the pathophysiology of this malignancy.
Inflammatory cytokines are potent activators of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) which belong to a family of endopeptidases with proteolytic activity.
Benhamou, "Matrix metalloproteinases and diabetic foot ulcers: the ratio of MMP-1 to TIMP-1 is a predictor of wound healing," Diabetic Medicine, vol.
The process of trophoblast adhesion is followed by enzymatic degradation of the decidual extracellular matrix, which is mediated principally by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs).
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