ADAMTSaf5An ADAMTSs family enzyme encoded by ADAMTS5 on chromosome 21q21.3 which, like ADAMTS4, cleaves aggrecan, the major proteoglycan of cartilage. It is highly expressed in placenta and appears to play a role in proteolytic processing during the peri-implantation period. It may be upregulated in arthritic diseases.
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