The second type II module from human matrix metalloproteinase 2: structure, function and dynamics.Briknarova, K., Grishaev, A., Banyai, L., Tordai, H., Patthy, L., Llinas, M.
(1999) Structure 7: 1235-1245
- PubMed: 10545322
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)80057-x
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- PubMed Abstract:
Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP-2, gelatinase A, 72 kDa type IV collagenase) has an important role in extracellular matrix degradation during cell migration and tissue remodeling. It is involved in development, inflammation, wound healing, tumor invasion, metastasis and other physiological and pathological processes. The enzyme cleaves several types of collagen, elastin, fibronectin and laminin. Binding to collagen is mediated by three repeats homologous to fibronectin type II modules, which are inserted in the catalytic domain in proximity to the active site.
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