Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) is a family of collagenolytic enzymesand are associated with many pathological conditions. Especially, MMPs have a strong relation with tumor progression and invasion. In this review, we focused on association of MMPs and pancreatic diseases, and a potential treatment of MMPs
inhibitors for pancreatic cancer.
tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase(TIMP)
pancreatic cancer (膵癌)
chronic pancreatitis (慢性膵炎)