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  • noun biochemistry A matrix metalloproteinase that has a function in the development of tumours


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  • Yu WH, Woessner JF Jr, McNeish JD, Stamenkovic I (2002) CD44 anchors the assembly of matrilysin / MMP-7 with heparin-binding epidermal growth factor precursor and ErbB4 and regulates female reproductive organ remodeling.

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  • Numerous matrix metalloprotease (MMP) members were upregulated, including the collagenases MMP-1 and MMP-13, as well as the gelatinase MMP-9 and MMP-7/matrilysin (

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