MMP20

MMP20

A gene on chromosome 11q22.3 that encodes matrix metalloproteinase 20, which degrades amelogenin, the major protein of the enamel matrix, and two macromolecules of the cartilage extracellular matrix: aggrecan and the cartilage oligomeric matrix protein. MMP20 may play a central role in tooth enamel formation. It is also the retired HUGO symbol for what is now designated MMP25, see there.

Molecular pathology
Defects in MMP20 cause amelogenesis imperfecta type 2A2.
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Golden Systems Middle East (GSME), a leading distributor of IT products in the Middle East, has announced the launch of the new Kingmax mSATA solid state drive (SSD) MMP20 in the Middle East region.
The new mSATA SSD MMP20 is not only convenient for users to make their own hybrid disk (HDD+SSD) but it is also suitable for small form factor systems, said a statement from Kingmax Group, a leading RAM/Flash memory module manufacturer.
On the new product, Chantelle Tavid, the marketing manager at GSME, said "We are happy to launch the Kingmax MMP20 in the region.
The key features of the new Kingmax MMP20 include: *High speed and economic storage for easy system upgrade.
Mutations in genes involved in enamel (AMELX, ENAM, MMP20, and KLK4) identified, as possible causes of amelogenesis imperfecta, have not been tested.