Following matrix metalloproteinases activity near the cell boundary by infrared micro-spectroscopy.

@article{Federman2002FollowingMM,
  title={Following matrix metalloproteinases activity near the cell boundary by infrared micro-spectroscopy.},
  author={Silvina Federman and Lisa M. Miller and Irit Sagi},
  journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={
          567-77
        }
}
Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) are cell-secreted soluble and membrane-tethered enzymes that degrade extracellular matrix (ECM) proteins. These proteases play a key role in diverse physiological and pathological processes, including embryonic development, wound repair, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Yet, there is insufficient knowledge on the mode by which cell-produced MMPs conduct their action on the ECM. Specifically, the localization and the mode of the degradation within the… CONTINUE READING
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