adamalysin

adamalysin

A generic term for a protein family in the metzincin superfamily of metalloproteases, which includes the ADAMs (“a disintegrin and metalloprotease”) and the ADAMTSs (“a disintegrin and metalloprotease with thrombospondin motif”) families.
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The matrix metalloproteinases or matrixins (MMPs) are members of the large metzincin superfamily such as the astacins, serralysins, reprolysins, and adamalysins or disintegrin metalloproteinases (ADAMs).