Published in Genomics and Genetics Weekly, March 11th, 2005
"Matrix metalloproteinases are important biological effectors of tissue remodelling. Increased MMP expression occurs during injury, inflammation, cellular transformation, and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress in the lens, a causal factor in cataractogenesis, has been shown to induce MMP secretion," wrote M. John and colleagues, National Eye Institute.
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