Cleaves aggrecan, a cartilage proteoglycan, and may be involved in its turnover. Has angiogenic inhibitor activity. Active metalloprotease, which may be associated with various inflammatory processes as well as development of cancer cachexia. May play a critical role in follicular rupture. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Protease; Secreted, signal peptide; Motility/polarity/chemotaxis; Secreted; EC 3.4.24.-
LTP: The number of records in which this modification site was determined using site-specific methods. SS methods include amino acid sequencing, site-directed mutagenesis, modification site-specific antibodies, specific MS strategies, etc.