Edited by: Ricki Lewis
H. Birkedal-Hansen, "Proteolytic remodeling of extracellular matrix," Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 7:728-35, 1995. (Cited in 56 publications through June 1997)

Comments by Henning Birkedal-Hansen, National Institute of Dental Research

TOOLS FOR REMODELING: Henning Birkedal-Hansen notes the importance of MMP enzymes in mediating changes in the extracellular environment.
Few types of papers are as valuable to a scientist as a review article. For someone new to a field, a review paper is a concise introduction; for someone in the field, it chronicles and cites key experiments and leaps in knowledge. These reasons explain the citation rate for this paper on remodeling of the extracellular matrix. "It was a review paper on a class of enzymes that we believe are important in mediating changes in the extracellular environment. The paper reviews this whole area of research over the last five years, but also briefly...

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