Special Issue "Matrix Metalloproteinase"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: zinc; wound healing; skin; MMP; wound healing modeling; gastrointestinal
Interests: proteins; biochemistry; inflammation; enzymes; bioinformatics; cancer research; proteomics; wound healing; skin; dermatology; proteome; matrix metalloproteinase; proteolysis; protease inhibitors; proteases
Metalloproteinases (metzincins) comprise zinc-dependent exopeptidases and endopeptidases. MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases), ADAMs (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase domain), ADAMTSs (a disintegrin and metalloproteinase thrombospondin domain), astacins (including meprins), and neprilysins are metalloendopeptidases. Metalloproteinases play fundamental roles in extracellular matrix remodeling, and cytokine/growth factor release and processing. They are involved in physiological and pathophysiological processes throughout life. We warmly welcome contributions on the molecular aspects of these enzymes, as well as their preclinical and clinical relations to innate immunity, infection, and tissue repair.
Prof. Dr. Magnus S. Ågren
Prof. Dr. Ulrich auf dem Keller
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- wound healing
- connective tissue