Induction of human matrix metalloproteinase-12 gene transcriptional activity by GM-CSF requires the AP-1 binding site in human U937 monocytic cells.

Matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12) is critical for the migration of monocytes/macrophages into inflammatory sites through the basement membranes. We previously reported that MMP-12 expression was initially induced by granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) in human peripheral blood monocytes and U937 monocytic cells. To further elucidate… CONTINUE READING