Aliases for TIMP3 Gene
External Ids for TIMP3 Gene
Previous HGNC Symbols for TIMP3 Gene
Previous GeneCards Identifiers for TIMP3 Gene
This gene belongs to the TIMP gene family. The proteins encoded by this gene family are inhibitors of the matrix metalloproteinases, a group of peptidases involved in degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Expression of this gene is induced in response to mitogenic stimulation and this netrin domain-containing protein is localized to the ECM. Mutations in this gene have been associated with the autosomal dominant disorder Sorsby's fundus dystrophy. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
GeneCards Summary for TIMP3 Gene
TIMP3 (TIMP Metallopeptidase Inhibitor 3) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with TIMP3 include Sorsby Fundus Dystrophy and Fundus Dystrophy. Among its related pathways are Proteoglycans in cancer and Nanog in Mammalian ESC Pluripotency. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include protease binding and metalloendopeptidase inhibitor activity. An important paralog of this gene is TIMP4.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Summary for TIMP3 Gene
Complexes with metalloproteinases (such as collagenases) and irreversibly inactivates them by binding to their catalytic zinc cofactor. May form part of a tissue-specific acute response to remodeling stimuli. Known to act on MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-7, MMP-9, MMP-13, MMP-14 and MMP-15.