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Fibronectin-gelatinase

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Definition

noun

A gelatinase in plasma fibronectin that cleaves gelatin and fibronectin when activated.


Supplement

Fibronectin (FN) -gelatinase is a latent fragment in fibronectin. Fibronectin can be cleaved to produce fragments, such as FN-gelatinase. The latter becomes an active proteinase, capable of degrading gelatin (and fibronectin).


Abbreviation: FN-gelatinase