MMP15

MMP15

A gene on chromosome 16q13 that encodes matrix metalloproteinase 15, an endopeptidase that degrades components of the extracellular matrix and may activate progelatinase A. Unlike other matrix metalloproteinases, which are secreted as inactive proproteins and activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases, MMP15 is a transmembrane protein that is activated from its precursor by furin endopeptidase cleavage.
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Due to structural and substrate specificity, MMPs are currently divided into seven classes: collagenases (MMP1, MMP8, MMP13, and MMP18), gelatinases (MMP2 and MMP9), stromelysins (MMP3, MMP10), stromelysin like (MMP11 and MMP12), matrilysins (MMP7 and MMP26), membrane type (MMP14, MMP15, MMP16, MMP17, MMP24, and MMP25), and others (MMP19, MMP20, MMP21, MMP22, MMP23, MMP27, and MMP28) [18, 27, 28].
After the confrontation and the defeat of the attackers by the security forces, a large quantity of arms was retrieved which included two heavy machine guns with telescopic sights, 17 MMP15 individual assault rifles with aiming devices, nine AKM automatic assault rifles, four light machines guns, three pistols, one pair of night-vision goggles, 17 body armours, 20 jackets, five camel bags and 11 satellite pro-communication devices which were intended to be used for communication among themselves and to communicate to the outside world when they have destroyed the communication infrastructure in the country after failing to capture the State House," said the minister.