Primary structure and function of stromelysin/transin in cartilage matrix turnover.

Stromelysin/Transin is a member of the matrix metalloprotease gene family. This metalloprotease is synthesized as a preproenzyme with a predicted size of 53,977 Da including a 17 amino acid signal peptide. Prostromelysin is secreted from normal and transformed cells in two forms with apparent molecular masses on NaDodSO4 gels of 60 and 58-kDa. The minor 60… (More)