Literature associating MMP9 and arteriosclerosis
67 kDa matrix metalloproteinase-9; May play an essential role in local proteolysis of the extracellular matrix and in leukocyte migration. Could play a role in bone osteoclastic resorption. Cleaves KiSS1 at a Gly-|-Leu bond. Cleaves type IV and type V collagen into large C-terminal three quarter fragments and shorter N-terminal one quarter fragments. Degrades fibronectin but not laminin or Pz-peptide. ; Belongs to the peptidase M10A family.
Synonyms: MMP9, MMP9p, hMMP9, P14780, P14780p ...