[Metalloproteinase inhibition: therapeutic application in rheumatic diseases].

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PURPOSE Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play an important role in the degradation of articular cartilage in several diseases, including osteorthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Aiming at developing new drugs with selective inhibiting action against enzyme damaging the extracellular matrix, research is mainly directed towards the: 1) development of new drugs… (More)

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