Matrix metalloproteinase-23 is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MMP23B gene.
This gene (MMP23B) encodes a member of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family, and it is part of a duplicated region of chromosome 1p36.3. Proteins of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family are involved in the breakdown of extracellular matrix in normal physiological processes, such as embryonic development, reproduction, and tissue remodeling, as well as in disease processes, such as arthritis and metastasis. This gene belongs to the more telomeric copy of the duplicated region.
CA-MMP; Cysteine array matrix metalloproteinase; Femalysin; Matrix metallopeptidase 21; Matrix metallopeptidase 23A (pseudogene); Matrix metallopeptidase 23A; Matrix metallopeptidase 23B; Matrix metalloproteinase 22; Matrix metalloproteinase 23; Matrix metalloproteinase 23B;
Matrix metalloproteinase in the female reproductive tract; Matrix metalloproteinase-21; Matrix metalloproteinase-22; Matrix metalloproteinase-23; MIFR 1; MIFR; MIFR-1; MIFR1; MMP 21; MMP 22; MMP 23; MMP 23B; MMP-21; MMP-22; MMP-23; MMP21; MMP22; MMP23_HUMAN; MMP23A; MMP23B; soluble form; Mmp23