Degrades casein, gelatins of types I, III, IV, and V, and fibronectin. Activates procollagenase. Belongs to the peptidase M10A family. Note: This description may include information from UniProtKB.
Protein type: Secreted; Secreted, signal peptide; EC 188.8.131.52; Protease
Cellular Component: proteinaceous extracellular matrix; extracellular space; extracellular region
Molecular Function: zinc ion binding; metalloendopeptidase activity
Biological Process: response to drug; extracellular matrix disassembly; collagen catabolic process; defense response to Gram-positive bacterium; extracellular matrix organization and biogenesis; proteolysis; defense response to Gram-negative bacterium; antibacterial peptide secretion; regulation of cell proliferation