Matrix metalloproteinase-3 is increased and participates in neuronal apoptotic signaling downstream of caspase-12 during endoplasmic reticulum stress.


Although endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced apoptosis has been associated with pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, the cellular components involved have not been well delineated. The present study shows that matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-3 plays a role in the ER stress-induced apoptosis. ER stress induced by brefeldin A (BFA) or tunicamycin… (More)
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.093799


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