Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMP) in invasion and proliferation.

Tissue inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are a family of natural inhibitors that control the activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in the extracellular matrix (ECM). Four members of this family have been so far characterized in a variety of species. These inhibitors share a similar structural feature characterized by the presence of 12… CONTINUE READING