metalloproteinase

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me·tal·lo·pro·tein·ase

(met'a-lō-prō'tēn-āz),
A family of protein-hydrolyzing endopeptidases that contain zinc ions as part of the active structure.

me·tal·lo·pro·tein·ase

(mĕ-tal'ō-prō'tēn-ās)
A family of protein-hydrolyzing endopeptidases that contain zinc ions as part of the active structure.
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Hyaluronan-oligosaccharide-induced transcription of metalloproteases.
Metalloproteases and cathepsin activity was visualized by 1DZ and 2DZ.
There is also evidence that three N-acyl homoserine lactones present in S4Sm culture supernatant may disrupt the quorum-sensing pathway that activates metalloprotease (a virulence factor) transcription in V.
Valle-Garay, "The effect of gender and genetic polymorphisms on matrix metalloprotease (MMP) and tissue inhibitor (TIMP) plasma levels in different infectious and noninfectious conditions," Clinical and Experimental Immunology, vol.
According to the company, Xeglyze Lotion, a topical formulation containing abametapir, an inhibitor of metalloproteases, has demonstrated both ovicidal and lousicidal activity and offers the potential for a more effective treatment using only a single application.
Physiology and pathophysiology of matrix metalloproteases.
Some of extensively studied CAPs include urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) and some of the cathepsins (8).
In the case of insects, the most common digestive proteases have been classified based on their specificity, catalytic mechanism, optimum pH and sensitivity to chemical inhibitors, defining several groups that include serine proteases, cysteine proteases, aspartic proteases and metalloproteases which are widely distributed amongst insects (Terra 1990; Terra and Ferreira 1994).
It has also been shown that membrane type 1 matrix metalloproteases are modifying the laminin-rich basal membrane, playing thus a role in transformation of prostate intraepithelial neoplasm into invasive cancer through their capacity to degrade laminin [39, 51,52].
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.
Gallibacterium anatis-secreted metalloproteases degrade chicken IgG.
8-13 Studies reported that TAMs existing in solid tumor tissues significantly contribute to the initiation of angi-ogenesis by producing numbers of substances includ-ing VEGF PDGF plasminogen activators and matrix metalloproteases.