MMP13(redirected from collagenase 3)
MMP13A gene on chromosome 11q22.3 that encodes matrix metalloproteinase 13, which cleaves collagens I in the extracellular matrix. MMP13 may play a role in turnover of articular cartilage.
Defects in MMP13 cause spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia Missouri type and metaphyseal anadysplasia type 1. MMP13 may play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis.