MMP26

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MMP26

A gene on chromosome 11p15 that encodes membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 26, which activates progelatinase B and may hydrolyse collagen type IV, fibronectin, fibrinogen, beta-casein, type-I gelatin and alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor. MMP26 is expressed specifically in the uterus and placenta, and widely expressed in various malignancies.