Aliases for MMP26 Gene
External Ids for MMP26 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MMP26 Gene
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. Most MMP's are secreted as inactive proproteins which are activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases. The encoded protein degrades type IV collagen, fibronectin, fibrinogen, casein, vitronectin, alpha 1-antitrypsin, alpha 2-macroglobulin, and insulin-like growth factor-binding protein 1, and activates MMP9 by cleavage. The protein differs from most MMP family members in that it lacks a conserved C-terminal protein domain. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for MMP26 Gene
MMP26 (Matrix Metallopeptidase 26) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MMP26 include endometrial cancer. Among its related pathways are Matrix Metalloproteinases and GPCR Pathway. GO annotations related to this gene include metalloendopeptidase activity and metallopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MMP19.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MMP26 Gene
May hydrolyze collagen type IV, fibronectin, fibrinogen, beta-casein, type I gelatin and alpha-1 proteinase inhibitor. Is also able to activate progelatinase B.
Matrix metalloproteases (matrix metalloproteinase, MMPs), also called matrixins, are zinc-dependent endopeptidases and the major proteases in ECM degradation. MMPs are capable of degrading several extracellular molecules and a number of bioactive molecules.