TIMP independence of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 activation by membrane type 2 (MT2)-MMP is determined by contributions of both the MT2-MMP catalytic and hemopexin C domains.


The important and distinct contribution that membrane type 2 (MT2)-matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) makes to physiological and pathological processes is now being recognized. This contribution may be mediated in part through MMP-2 activation by MT2-MMP. Using Timp2-/- cells, we previously demonstrated that MT2-MMP activates MMP-2 to the fully active form in a… (More)


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