MMP-13 is induced during chondrocyte hypertrophy.


During development, mRNA for matrix metalloproteinase-13 (MMP-13) is found associated with cartilage undergoing hypertrophy, suggesting that this collagenase plays a role in cell enlargement and/or cartilage calcification. Using chondrocytes from prehypertrophic cartilage of chick embryo sternae, we have examined the relationship between MMP-13 expression… (More)


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@article{Dangelo2000MMP13II, title={MMP-13 is induced during chondrocyte hypertrophy.}, author={M D'angelo and Z. Yan and May Nooreyazdan and Marco Pacifici and D. Sarment and Paul C Billings and Phoebe S. Leboy}, journal={Journal of cellular biochemistry}, year={2000}, volume={77 4}, pages={678-93} }