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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].

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  • (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).

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