matrix metalloproteinase-11A matrix metalloproteinase encoded on chromosome 22q11.2 which degrades extracellular matrix, collagens and other tissue substrates.
EGF, FGF-b, IGF-II, IL-6, PDGF, TGF-alpha.
Alpha1-antitrypsin, alpha2-macroglobulin, casein, IGF-binding protein-1.
Increased expression and activation during wound healing; migration and extracellular matrix remodeling is accompanied by acquisition of a mesenchymal phenotype in respiratory epithelial cells.
MMP-11 appears in the desmoplastic stroma of invasive, but not in situ, breast carcinoma; its transcription may be induced by diffusible cytokines (e.g., PDGF, fibroblast growth factor, TGF-alpha), providing a mechanism by which malignant cells destroy basement membranes and invade tissues.