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- n. Any of a family of metalloproteinases that cleave extracellular matrix proteins
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Greenwald RA, Gruber B, Tickle SP, et al. Elevated plasma stromelysin levels in arthritis [see comments].
(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).