MMP19(redirected from MMP18)
MMP19A gene on chromosome 12q14 that encodes matrix metalloproteinase 19, an endopeptidase that degrades components of the extracellular matrix, including collagen IV, laminin, nidogen, nascin-C isoform, fibronectin and type I gelatin, playing a role in development, haemostasis and pathological conditions (e.g., arthritic disease). It is widely expressed except in the brain and peripheral white cells.
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