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SUBSTRATES Initially the MMPs were defined by their ability to degrade extracellular matrix and both MMP-2 and 9 fit that pattern with activity against denatured collagens of many types including collagens Type IV and V, elastin, gelatin, and fibronectin. More recently however a variety of additional non-matrix physiological targets have been identified including basic fibroblast growth factor, the cell surface protein galectin and a variety of proteins affecting inflammation. Specificity can be discerned.
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Tumor growth was unaffected (Bernhard et al, 1994). Similar experiments in melanoma cells also demonstrated the ability of MMP-9 to augment metastasis (MacDougall et al, 1999). In complementary experiments, downregulation of MMP-9 using a ribozyme, curtailed metastasis in a sarcoma model system or a prostatic carcinoma model, while this down regulation did not alter tumor growth rate (Hua and Muschel, 1996; Sehgal et al, 1998). Thus strong evidence exists demonstrating the importance of MMP-9 expression in tumor cells contributing to metastasis.