功能May play an important role in the progression of epithelial malignancies.
组织特异性Specifically expressed in stromal cells of breast carcinomas.
序列相似性Belongs to the peptidase M10A family. Contains 4 hemopexin-like domains.
结构域The conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
翻译后修饰The precursor is cleaved by a furin endopeptidase.
细胞定位Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.