Authors:
G Murphy, V Knäuper, S Cowell, R Hembry, H Stanton, G Butler, J Freije, AM Pendás, C López-Otín
Journal name: 
Ann N Y Acad Sci
Citation info: 
878:25-39
Abstract: 
Recombinant protein expression techniques have been utilized to facilitate the biochemical and cell biological characterization of human matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). The importance of the membrane type 1 MMP (MMP 14) in the regulation of pericellular proteolysis, either directly or through the activation of MMP-2, MMP-9, and MMP-13 has been identified. Studies on an in vitro chondrocyte-like cell and an in vivo cartilage repair model indicated that such MT1 MMP-regulated activation cascades are physiologically feasible. MMP19 shows a limited sequence identity with other MMPs and may represent a novel subclass. However, analysis of the recombinant protein identified a number of biochemical properties typical of the MMP family.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-6632.1999.tb07672.x
E-pub date: 
31 May 1999
Users with this publication listed: 
Gillian Murphy