Academic literature review

Matrix metalloproteinases in fish biology and matrix turnover

Pedersen, Mona Elisabeth; Vuong, Tram Thu; Rønning, Sissel; Kolset, Svein Olav

Publication details

Journal: Matrix Biology, vol. 44-46, p. 86–93, 2015

Publisher: Elsevier

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 0945-053X
Electronic: 1569-1802

Open Access: none


Matrix metalloproteinases have important functions for tissue turnover in fish, with relevance both for the fish industry and molecular and cellular research on embryology, inflammation and tissue repair. These metalloproteinases have been studied in different fish types, subjected to both aquaculture and experimental conditions. This review highlights studies on these metalloproteinases in relation to both fish quality and health and further, the future importance of fish for basic research studies.