Meaning of metalloproteinase in English:

metalloproteinase

noun

Biochemistry
  • Any of a group of proteolytic enzymes containing a metal ion that is an essential part of the catalytic mechanism; especially (more fully "matrix metalloproteinase") any of several groups of such enzymes that degrade proteins of the extracellular matrix, such as collagen.

Pronunciation

metalloproteinase

/ˌmɛtələ(ʊ)ˈprəʊtɪneɪz/ /ˌmɛt(ə)lə(ʊ)ˈprəʊtɪneɪz/ /mɪˌtalə(ʊ)ˈprəʊtɪneɪz/

Origin

1960s.