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  Domain Name: MATH_Meprin
Meprin family, MATH domain; Meprins are multidomain, highly glycosylated extracellular metalloproteases, which are either anchored to the membrane or secreted into extracellular spaces. They are expressed in renal and intestinal brush border membranes, leukocytes, and cancer cells, and are capable of cleaving growth factors, cytokines, extracellular matrix proteins, and biologically active peptides. Meprin proteases are composed of two related subunits, alpha and beta, which form homo- or hetro-complexes where the basic unit is a disulfide-linked dimer. Despite their similarity, the two subunits differ in their ability to self-associate, in proteolytic processing during biosynthesis and in substrate specificity. Both subunits are synthesized as membrane spanning proteins, however, the alpha subunit is cleaved during biosynthesis and loses its transmembrane domain. Meprin beta forms homodimers or heterotetramers while meprin alpha oligomerizes into large complexes containing 10-100 subunits. Both alpha and beta subunits contain a catalytic astacin (M12 family) protease domain followed by the adhesion or interaction domains MAM, MATH and AM. The MATH and MAM domains provide symmetrical intersubunit disulfide bonds necessary for the dimerization of meprin subunits. The MATH domain may also be required for folding of an activable zymogen.
No pairwise interactions are available for this conserved domain.

Total Mutations Found: 3
Total Disease Mutations Found: 0
This domain occurred 7 times on human genes (17 proteins).

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Range on the Protein:  

   Protein ID            Protein Position

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Feature Name:Total Found:
putative substrate bindin

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Please Cite: Peterson, T.A., Adadey, A., Santana-Cruz ,I., Sun, Y., Winder A, Kann, M.G., (2010) DMDM: Domain Mapping of Disease Mutations. Bioinformatics 26 (19), 2458-2459.

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