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collagenase

 [kŏ-laj´ĕ-nās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the degradation of collagen.

col·la·gen·ase

(kol-ăj'ĕ-nās),
A proteolytic enzyme that acts on one or more of the collagens.

collagenase

(kə-lăj′ə-nās′, -nāz′, kŏl′ə-jə-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin.

matrix metalloproteinase 1

A 43-kD tissue enzyme (EC 3.4.24.7), encoded by MMP1 on chromosome 11q21-q22, which cleaves collagens, cytokines and extracellular matrix.

Cytokine inducers 
BTC, CD40L, EGF, FGF-a, FGF-b, FGF-7, FGF-9, GM-CSF, HGF, HRG-β1, IFN-β, IFN-γ, IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, sIL-6 Rα, IL-8, IL-10, MIF, oncostatin M, PD-ECGF, PDGF, PDGF-AA, PDGF-BB, PF4, TGF-α, TGF-β1, TNF-α, TNF-β, VEGF.
 
Substrates
3 α-chains of native Collagens I, II, III, VII, VIII and IX; gelatin, aggrecan, hyaluronidase-treated versican, proteoglycan link protein, large tenascin-C, α1-antitrypsin/α1-proteinase inhibitor (α1-AT), α1-antichymotrypsin, pregnancy zone protein, ovostatin, entactin/nidogen, MBP, GST-TNF/TNF peptide, l-selectin, serum amyloid A, IGF-BP3, IGF-BP5, IL-1β, MMP-2, MMP-9.

col·lag·en·ase

(kŏ-laj'ĕ-nās)
A proteolytic enzyme that acts on one or more of the collagens.

col·lag·en·ase

(kŏ-laj'ĕ-nās)
A proteolytic enzyme that acts on collagens.