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Mechanism of inhibition of the human matrix metalloproteinase stromelysin-1 by TIMP-1

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Figure 1: Stereo ribbon diagram of the complex formed between TIMP-1 (red) and the MMP-3 catalytic domain (blue).
Figure 2: Ribbon of TIMP-1 (red) shown together with the full side chains of some important residues and the disulphide connections.
Figure 3: Stereo view from the centre of TIMP-1, towards the active-site cleft of MMP-3, which is represented by a solid surface coloured according .
Figure 4: Stereo view of the section of the final 2.


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We thank M. Braun for help with crystallization, M. T. Stubbs for reading the manuscript, and A. Lebedev and E. H. Panepucci for help with molecular replacement. This work was supported by the SFB469, the Human Capital and Mobility, and the Biotechnology programs of the European Union, the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie, the BMBF, and the NIH.

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Gomis-R¨th, FX., Maskos, K., Betz, M. et al. Mechanism of inhibition of the human matrix metalloproteinase stromelysin-1 by TIMP-1. Nature 389, 77–81 (1997).

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