Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of a family of metalloproteinases that cleave extracellular matrix proteins


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Greenwald RA, Gruber B, Tickle SP, et al. Elevated plasma stromelysin levels in arthritis [see comments].

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • (stromelysin 1) degrades a large number of matrix proteins including proteoglycan, fibronectin, laminin and gelatins as well as collagen types III, IV, V and IX (84).

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.