Kotaro Shimokawa

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As a member of Cnidaria, the body wall of hydra is structurally reduced to an epithelial bilayer with an intervening extracellular matrix (ECM). Biochemical and cloning studies have shown that the(More)
Matrix metalloproteinase 1 (MMP-1) cleaves types I, II, and III collagen triple helices into (3/4) and (1/4) fragments. To understand the structural elements responsible for this activity, various(More)