Proteins of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family are involved in the breakdown of extracellular matrix in normal physiological processes, such as embryonic development, reproduction, and tissue remodeling, as well as in disease processes, such as arthritis and metastasis. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature enzyme. This enzyme may degrade collagen type IV, fibronectin, fibrinogen, and beta-casein, and activate matrix metalloproteinase-9 by cleavage. The protein differs from most MMP family members in that it lacks a conserved C-terminal protein domain. The encoded protein may promote cell invasion in multiple human cancers. [provided by RefSeq, May 2016]
MMP26 cDNA / Gene Sequence
LOCUS NM_021801 1001 bp mRNA linear PRI 29-JUL-2018
Homo sapiens matrix metallopeptidase 26 (MMP26), mRNA.
This sequence information is just for reference only.