MMPs are regulatory enzymes in pathways of inflammatory disorders, tissue injury, malignancies and remodelling of the lung.

M embers of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family of zinc-dependent proteolytic enzymes regulate physiological and pathophysiological events in development, injury and repair, such as morphogenesis, vasculogenesis, remodelling of the extracellular matrix, cell migration, cleavage of cytokines, and activation of mediators and defensins. They are… CONTINUE READING