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Aliases for MMP8 Gene

Aliases for MMP8 Gene

  • Matrix Metallopeptidase 8 2 3 5
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase 8 (Neutrophil Collagenase) 2 3
  • Matrix Metalloproteinase-8 3 4
  • PMNL Collagenase 3 4
  • PMNL-CL 3 4
  • MMP-8 3 4
  • CLG1 3 4
  • PMN Leukocyte Collagenase 3
  • Neutrophil Collagenase 3
  • Collagenase 2 3
  • EC 4
  • HNC 3

External Ids for MMP8 Gene

Previous HGNC Symbols for MMP8 Gene

  • CLG1

Previous GeneCards Identifiers for MMP8 Gene

  • GC11M104777
  • GC11M103940
  • GC11M102121
  • GC11M102088
  • GC11M098509

Summaries for MMP8 Gene

Entrez Gene Summary for MMP8 Gene

  • This gene encodes a member of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family of proteins. These proteins are involved in the breakdown of extracellular matrix in embryonic development, reproduction, and tissue remodeling, as well as in disease processes, such as arthritis and metastasis. Proteolysis at different sites on this protein results in multiple active forms of the enzyme with distinct N-termini. This protein functions in the degradation of type I, II and III collagens. The gene is part of a cluster of MMP genes which localize to chromosome 11q22.3. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants. [provided by RefSeq, Jan 2015]

GeneCards Summary for MMP8 Gene

MMP8 (Matrix Metallopeptidase 8) is a Protein Coding gene. Diseases associated with MMP8 include Preterm Premature Rupture Of The Membranes and Gingivitis. Among its related pathways are Integrin Pathway and Innate Immune System. Gene Ontology (GO) annotations related to this gene include calcium ion binding and metalloendopeptidase activity. An important paralog of this gene is MMP1.

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MMP8 Gene

  • Can degrade fibrillar type I, II, and III collagens.

Tocris Summary for MMP8 Gene

  • 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.

Gene Wiki entry for MMP8 Gene

Additional gene information for MMP8 Gene

No data available for CIViC summary , PharmGKB "VIP" Summary , fRNAdb sequence ontologies and piRNA Summary for MMP8 Gene

Genomics for MMP8 Gene

GeneHancer (GH) Regulatory Elements for MMP8 Gene

Promoters and enhancers for MMP8 Gene
GeneHancer (GH) Identifier GH Type GH
GH Sources Gene Association Score Total Score TSS distance (kb) Number of Genes Away Size (kb) Transcription Factor
Binding Sites
Gene Targets
GH11J102727 Enhancer 0.9 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 650.7 -1.1 -1076 1.5 JUND JUN FOS MMP8 MMP27 MMP10 MMP1 MMP3 RNU7-159P BIRC2 TMEM123 BIRC3 WTAPP1
GH11J102724 Promoter 0.5 EPDnew 650.7 +2.1 2076 0.1 MMP8 MMP27
GH11J102759 Enhancer 1.2 FANTOM5 Ensembl ENCODE 11.1 -34.9 -34943 4.1 HDAC1 NFIB PLRG1 RFX5 ZNF366 ZNF350 RCOR1 ATF7 FOS CEBPB DYNC2H1 CFAP300 MMP1 MMP8 MMP3 MMP27 MMP7 BIRC2 ENSG00000225678 LOC100421658
GH11J102589 Enhancer 1 FANTOM5 ENCODE 9.1 +137.8 137831 0.3 STAT5A BMI1 BATF KLF5 IRF4 ATF7 ETV6 BCLAF1 IKZF2 RUNX3 BIRC2 MMP7 MMP20 MMP8 BIRC3 TMEM123 ENSG00000256916
GH11J102176 Enhancer 1.3 Ensembl ENCODE dbSUPER 5 +548.5 548526 3.5 ELF3 PKNOX1 FOXA2 ARID4B SIN3A RAD21 BRCA1 RARA RFX5 RCOR1 ENSG00000254422 MMP8 YAP1 ENSG00000277459
- Elite GeneHancer and/or Elite GeneHancer-gene association Download GeneHancer data from 2017 publication | Request up-to-date GeneHancer data (full dataset)

GeneHancers around MMP8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Top Transcription factor binding sites by QIAGEN in the MMP8 gene promoter:
  • FOXO4
  • p300
  • SRF (504 AA)
  • SRF
  • PPAR-gamma1
  • PPAR-gamma2
  • c-Rel
  • MEF-2A
  • aMEF-2

Genomic Locations for MMP8 Gene

Genomic Locations for MMP8 Gene
15,256 bases
Minus strand
15,256 bases
Minus strand

Genomic View for MMP8 Gene

Genes around MMP8 on UCSC Golden Path with GeneCards custom track

Cytogenetic band:
MMP8 Gene in genomic location: bands according to Ensembl, locations according to GeneLoc (and/or Entrez Gene and/or Ensembl if different)
Genomic Location for MMP8 Gene
GeneLoc Logo Genomic Neighborhood Exon StructureGene Density

RefSeq DNA sequence for MMP8 Gene

Proteins for MMP8 Gene

  • Protein details for MMP8 Gene (UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot)

    Protein Symbol:
    Recommended name:
    Neutrophil collagenase
    Protein Accession:
    Secondary Accessions:
    • Q45F99

    Protein attributes for MMP8 Gene

    467 amino acids
    Molecular mass:
    53412 Da
    Name=Ca(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29108;
    Name=Zn(2+); Xref=ChEBI:CHEBI:29105;
    Quaternary structure:
    No Data Available

    Three dimensional structures from OCA and Proteopedia for MMP8 Gene

neXtProt entry for MMP8 Gene

Post-translational modifications for MMP8 Gene

  • Glycosylation at isoforms=246, isoforms=204, isoforms=112, isoforms=73, and Asn54
  • Modification sites at PhosphoSitePlus

No data available for DME Specific Peptides for MMP8 Gene

Domains & Families for MMP8 Gene

Gene Families for MMP8 Gene

Human Protein Atlas (HPA):
  • Cancer-related genes
  • Enzymes
  • FDA approved drug targets
  • Plasma proteins
  • Predicted intracellular proteins
  • Predicted secreted proteins

Suggested Antigen Peptide Sequences for MMP8 Gene

GenScript: Design optimal peptide antigens:

Graphical View of Domain Structure for InterPro Entry



  • The conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M10A family.
  • The conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
  • Belongs to the peptidase M10A family.
genes like me logo Genes that share domains with MMP8: view

Function for MMP8 Gene

Molecular function for MMP8 Gene

UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot Function:
Can degrade fibrillar type I, II, and III collagens.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot CatalyticActivity:
Cleavage of interstitial collagens in the triple helical domain. Unlike EC, this enzyme cleaves type III collagen more slowly than type I.
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot EnzymeRegulation:
Cannot be activated without removal of the activation peptide.
GENATLAS Biochemistry:
matrix metalloproteinase 8,regulator in matrix remodeling,MMP cluster

Enzyme Numbers (IUBMB) for MMP8 Gene

Phenotypes From GWAS Catalog for MMP8 Gene

Gene Ontology (GO) - Molecular Function for MMP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0004222 metalloendopeptidase activity TAS --
GO:0004252 serine-type endopeptidase activity TAS,IDA --
GO:0008233 peptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008237 metallopeptidase activity IEA --
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding TAS,IEA 2164002
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MMP8: view
genes like me logo Genes that share phenotypes with MMP8: view

Animal Models for MMP8 Gene

MGI Knock Outs for MMP8:
  • Mmp8 Mmp8<tm1.1(KOMP)Vlcg>
  • Mmp8 Mmp8<tm1Otin>

Animal Model Products

  • Taconic Biosciences Mouse Models for MMP8

miRNA for MMP8 Gene

miRTarBase miRNAs that target MMP8

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for MMP8

No data available for Human Phenotype Ontology , Transcription Factor Targets and HOMER Transcription for MMP8 Gene

Localization for MMP8 Gene

Subcellular locations from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MMP8 Gene

Cytoplasmic granule. Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix. Note=Stored in intracellular granules.

Subcellular locations from

Extracellular space Cytosol Plasma membrane Cytoskeleton Lysosome Endosome Peroxisome ER Golgi Apparatus Nucleus Mitochondrion 0 1 2 3 4 5 Confidence
COMPARTMENTS Subcellular localization image for MMP8 gene
Compartment Confidence
extracellular 5
plasma membrane 3
mitochondrion 2
nucleus 2
cytosol 2
cytoskeleton 1
peroxisome 1
endoplasmic reticulum 1
lysosome 1

Gene Ontology (GO) - Cellular Components for MMP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0005576 extracellular region TAS --
GO:0005615 extracellular space IDA,IEA 2164002
GO:0031012 extracellular matrix IEA --
GO:0035580 specific granule lumen TAS --
GO:1904724 tertiary granule lumen TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MMP8: view

No data available for Subcellular locations from the Human Protein Atlas (HPA) for MMP8 Gene

Pathways & Interactions for MMP8 Gene

genes like me logo Genes that share pathways with MMP8: view

Gene Ontology (GO) - Biological Process for MMP8 Gene

GO ID Qualified GO term Evidence PubMed IDs
GO:0006508 proteolysis IDA,IEA 2164002
GO:0022617 extracellular matrix disassembly TAS --
GO:0030574 collagen catabolic process TAS,IEA --
GO:0035987 endodermal cell differentiation IEP 23154389
GO:0043312 neutrophil degranulation TAS --
genes like me logo Genes that share ontologies with MMP8: view

No data available for SIGNOR curated interactions for MMP8 Gene

Drugs & Compounds for MMP8 Gene

(43) Drugs for MMP8 Gene - From: DrugBank, DGIdb, HMDB, Tocris, and Novoseek

Name Status Disease Links Group Role Mechanism of Action Clinical Trials
Marimastat Approved, Investigational Pharma Target, inhibitor MMPs inhibitor,board spectrum 4
Doxycycline Approved, Investigational, Vet_approved Pharma inhibitor 254
calcium Approved Nutra 0
Collagenase Approved, Investigational Pharma 0
Batimastat Experimental Pharma Target 0

(23) Additional Compounds for MMP8 Gene - From: Novoseek

Name Synonyms Role CAS Number PubChem IDs PubMed IDs

(3) Tocris Compounds for MMP8 Gene

Compound Action Cas Number
ARP 100 Selective inhibitor of MMP-2 704888-90-4
ARP 101 Inhibitor of MMP-2 849773-63-3
PD 166793 Broad spectrum MMP inhibitor 199850-67-4
genes like me logo Genes that share compounds with MMP8: view

Transcripts for MMP8 Gene

Unigene Clusters for MMP8 Gene

Matrix metallopeptidase 8 (neutrophil collagenase):
Representative Sequences:

Clone Products

  • Addgene plasmids for MMP8

Alternative Splicing Database (ASD) splice patterns (SP) for MMP8 Gene

ExUns: 1a · 1b ^ 2 ^ 3 ^ 4 ^ 5a · 5b · 5c ^ 6 ^ 7a · 7b ^ 8 ^ 9 ^ 10 ^ 11 ^ 12 ^ 13
SP1: - - -
SP2: - -
SP3: -

Relevant External Links for MMP8 Gene

GeneLoc Exon Structure for
ECgene alternative splicing isoforms for

Expression for MMP8 Gene

mRNA expression in normal human tissues from GTEx, Illumina, BioGPS, and CGAP SAGE for MMP8 Gene

mRNA expression in embryonic tissues and stem cells from LifeMap Discovery

mRNA differential expression in normal tissues according to GTEx for MMP8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Whole Blood (x48.9).

Protein differential expression in normal tissues from HIPED for MMP8 Gene

This gene is overexpressed in Neutrophil (47.7) and Blymphocyte (10.8).

Integrated Proteomics: protein expression in normal tissues and cell lines from ProteomicsDB and MOPED for MMP8 Gene

Protein tissue co-expression partners for MMP8 Gene

- Elite partner

NURSA nuclear receptor signaling pathways regulating expression of MMP8 Gene:


SOURCE GeneReport for Unigene cluster for MMP8 Gene:


mRNA Expression by UniProt/SwissProt for MMP8 Gene:

Tissue specificity: Neutrophils.

Evidence on tissue expression from TISSUES for MMP8 Gene

  • Blood(4.6)
  • Lung(4.5)
  • Bone marrow(2.9)
  • Saliva(2.6)
  • Heart(2.2)
  • Spleen(2.2)
  • Skin(2)
genes like me logo Genes that share expression patterns with MMP8: view

No data available for Phenotype-based relationships between genes and organs from Gene ORGANizer for MMP8 Gene

Orthologs for MMP8 Gene

This gene was present in the common ancestor of animals.

Orthologs for MMP8 Gene

Organism Taxonomy Gene Similarity Type Details
(Pan troglodytes)
Mammalia MMP8 34 33
  • 99.07 (n)
(Bos Taurus)
Mammalia MMP8 34 33
  • 83.19 (n)
(Canis familiaris)
Mammalia MMP8 34 33
  • 83.11 (n)
(Mus musculus)
Mammalia Mmp8 16 34 33
  • 80.01 (n)
(Rattus norvegicus)
Mammalia Mmp8 33
  • 79.81 (n)
(Monodelphis domestica)
Mammalia MMP8 34
  • 61 (a)
(Ornithorhynchus anatinus)
Mammalia MMP8 34
  • 46 (a)
(Gallus gallus)
Aves -- 34
  • 55 (a)
(Anolis carolinensis)
Reptilia -- 34
  • 54 (a)
(Danio rerio)
Actinopterygii mmp13a 33
  • 57.16 (n)
fruit fly
(Drosophila melanogaster)
Insecta Mmp2 35
  • 47 (a)
(Caenorhabditis elegans)
Secernentea C31B8.8 35
  • 39 (a)
Species where no ortholog for MMP8 was found in the sources mined by GeneCards:
  • A. gosspyii yeast (Ashbya gossypii)
  • Actinobacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis)
  • African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae)
  • Alicante grape (Vitis vinifera)
  • alpha proteobacteria (Wolbachia pipientis)
  • amoeba (Dictyostelium discoideum)
  • Archea (Pyrococcus horikoshii)
  • baker's yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae)
  • barley (Hordeum vulgare)
  • beta proteobacteria (Neisseria meningitidis)
  • bread mold (Neurospora crassa)
  • Chromalveolata (Phytophthora infestans)
  • common water flea (Daphnia pulex)
  • corn (Zea mays)
  • E. coli (Escherichia coli)
  • filamentous fungi (Aspergillus nidulans)
  • Firmicute bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
  • fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe)
  • green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii)
  • honey bee (Apis mellifera)
  • K. lactis yeast (Kluyveromyces lactis)
  • loblloly pine (Pinus taeda)
  • malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)
  • medicago trunc (Medicago Truncatula)
  • moss (Physcomitrella patens)
  • orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus)
  • pig (Sus scrofa)
  • rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
  • rice (Oryza sativa)
  • rice blast fungus (Magnaporthe grisea)
  • schistosome parasite (Schistosoma mansoni)
  • sea anemone (Nematostella vectensis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis)
  • sea squirt (Ciona savignyi)
  • sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
  • sorghum (Sorghum bicolor)
  • soybean (Glycine max)
  • stem rust fungus (Puccinia graminis)
  • sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum)
  • thale cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)
  • tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum)
  • toxoplasmosis (Toxoplasma gondii)
  • Trichoplax (Trichoplax adhaerens)
  • tropical clawed frog (Silurana tropicalis)
  • wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Evolution for MMP8 Gene

Gene Tree for MMP8 (if available)
Gene Tree for MMP8 (if available)
Evolutionary constrained regions (ECRs) for MMP8: view image

Paralogs for MMP8 Gene

(16) SIMAP similar genes for MMP8 Gene using alignment to 5 proteins:

  • E9PL87_HUMAN
  • H7C1M3_HUMAN
genes like me logo Genes that share paralogs with MMP8: view

Variants for MMP8 Gene

Sequence variations from dbSNP and Humsavar for MMP8 Gene

SNP ID Clin Chr 11 pos Variation AA Info Type
rs35231465 likely-benign, not specified 102,713,404(-) G/A 3_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, stop_gained
rs1940475 benign, not specified 102,722,517(-) T/C coding_sequence_variant, missense_variant
rs3765620 benign, not specified 102,724,761(-) G/A 5_prime_UTR_variant, coding_sequence_variant, genic_upstream_transcript_variant, missense_variant, synonymous_variant, upstream_transcript_variant
rs1000241599 -- 102,722,345(-) T/G intron_variant
rs1000421644 -- 102,723,065(-) A/G 5_prime_UTR_variant, intron_variant

Structural Variations from Database of Genomic Variants (DGV) for MMP8 Gene

Variant ID Type Subtype PubMed ID
esv3579884 CNV loss 25503493
nsv832252 CNV gain 17160897

Variation tolerance for MMP8 Gene

Residual Variation Intolerance Score: 94% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)
Gene Damage Index Score: 4.01; 60.29% of all genes are more intolerant (likely to be disease-causing)

Additional Variant Information for MMP8 Gene

Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD)
SNPedia medical, phenotypic, and genealogical associations of SNPs for

SNP Genotyping and Copy Number Assay Products

No data available for Polymorphic Variants from UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot for MMP8 Gene

Disorders for MMP8 Gene

MalaCards: The human disease database

(35) MalaCards diseases for MMP8 Gene - From: HGMD, ClinVar, DISEASES, Novoseek, and GeneCards

Disorder Aliases PubMed IDs
preterm premature rupture of the membranes
  • pprom
  • acute gingivitis
periodontal disease
  • disease of supporting structures of teeth
periodontitis, chronic
  • periodontitis, adult
gum cancer
  • malignant gingival tumor
- elite association - COSMIC cancer census association via MalaCards
Search MMP8 in MalaCards View complete list of genes associated with diseases

Additional Disease Information for MMP8

Genetic Association Database
Human Genome Epidemiology Navigator
ATLAS of Genetics and Cytogenetics in Oncology and Haematology
genes like me logo Genes that share disorders with MMP8: view

No data available for UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot and Genatlas for MMP8 Gene

Publications for MMP8 Gene

  1. Functionally significant SNP MMP8 promoter haplotypes and preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). (PMID: 15367487) Wang H … Strauss JF (Human molecular genetics 2004) 3 22 44 58
  2. Characterization of 58-kilodalton human neutrophil collagenase: comparison with human fibroblast collagenase. (PMID: 2176876) Mallya SK … Van Wart HE (Biochemistry 1990) 3 4 22 58
  3. High plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-8 in patients with unstable angina. (PMID: 19674746) Momiyama Y … Ohsuzu F (Atherosclerosis 2010) 3 22 58
  4. Identification of fetal and maternal single nucleotide polymorphisms in candidate genes that predispose to spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes. (PMID: 20452482) Romero R … Menon R (American journal of obstetrics and gynecology 2010) 3 44 58
  5. Common polymorphisms in ITGA2, PON1 and THBS2 are associated with coronary atherosclerosis in a candidate gene association study of the Chinese Han population. (PMID: 20485444) Wang Y … Huang W (Journal of human genetics 2010) 3 44 58

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