metalloproteinase

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me·tal·lo·pro·tein·ase

(met'a-lō-prō'tēn-āz),
A family of protein-hydrolyzing endopeptidases that contain zinc ions as part of the active structure.

me·tal·lo·pro·tein·ase

(mĕ-tal'ō-prō'tēn-ās)
A family of protein-hydrolyzing endopeptidases that contain zinc ions as part of the active structure.
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The other major group of toxins responsible for the local effects in bothropic envenomation are snake venom zinc-dependent metalloproteases (SVMPs).
To inhibit metalloprotease activity, 0.5 M ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) disodium salt dissolved in distilled water was used.
Importantly, the data provide insights into a potential role of meprin metalloproteases in the progression of kidney injury in this population.
IFN-[gamma] inhibits the synthesis of extracellular molecules by the hepatic stellate cells [11, 14] and enhances matrix metalloprotease (MMP) gene expression [15].
Sack, "Cytokines, matrix metalloproteases, angiogenic and growth factors in tears of normal subjects and vernal keratoconjunctivitis patients," Allergy, vol.
Herrlich, "Epidermal growth factor (EGF) ligand release by substrate-specific a disintegrin and metalloproteases (ADAMs) involves different protein kinase C (PKC) isoenzymes depending on the stimulus," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
(29) PRP also contains tissue inhibitors of metalloproteases (TIMP-1, TIMP-2, TIMP-3, and TIMP-4) and [sz]-thromboglobulin, which neutralizes the action of destructive metalloproteases.
In addition, RT may cause nonspecific mechanisms of keratinocyte and basement membrane damage such as the release of mast-cell mediators and matrix metalloproteases. The question of whether RT is the cause of LP or simply reveals the disease should be emphasized.
Metastatic tumor cells and adult immune cells share many common properties such as the ability to invade surrounding tissue, enter the lymphatic system, and migrate to regional lymph nodes.[sup][1] It has been reported that CD44, which plays a role in tumor metastasis, is also required for the function and migration of dendritic cells (DCs) through the dense extracellular matrix (ECM).[sup][1],[2] Furthermore, matrix metalloproteases (MMPs) have the capacity to support the invasion of tumor cells by degrading almost all the components of the ECM and ECM proteins.[sup][3] Usually, the expression of MMPs is low in normal cells, which allows for healthy physiology function.
Different up-regulated proteins during the disease include insulin growth factor (IGF) II, a disintegrin and metalloproteases (ADAM) 9, signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) 3, suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS) 3, and cyclin D1 while the down-regulated proteins during the disease include collagen I, SMAD 4, fragile histidine triad (FHIT), and SOCS1.17 Other proteins include, POU class 5 homeobox 1 (OCT4), baculoviral IAP repeat containing 5 (BIRC5), cyclin D1 (CCND1), ATP binding cassette subfamily G member 2 (BCRP), SRY-box 2 (Sox2), Glutathione S-transferases (GST), NCK adaptor protein 1 (NCK1), human leukocyte antigen DQ (HLA-DQ), miR-106b, c-Myc, Ki67 and selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT).