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MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE: AN OVERVIEW

Quang Van Ta

Abstract

Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) has collagenase and gelatinase activities. They play important role in cancer invasion and metastasis. There are many MMP inhibitors have been discovered. However, the present inhibitors show adverse effects. Therefore, inhibition of specific types of MMPs has become an attractive target for therapeutic intervention.

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