matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor


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matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor

An inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases, which may be native (tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase, or TIMPs) or synthetic. They are of interest to the pharmaceutical industry as potential therapeutic agents, as MMPs have been implicated in a vast array of human disorders, including arthritis, cancer and connective tissue diseases.

matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor

An agent that inhibits cancer cells by blocking their abilities to invade tissues, demand new blood supply, and metastasize.
See also: inhibitor
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