Hong Kong Baptist University-led research identifies new regulatory mechanism of satiety and therapeutic target for obesity

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 30 May 2022 – A research team led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has found that a proteolytic enzyme called membrane-type 1 matrix metalloproteinase (MT1-MMP) plays an important role in the regulatory mechanism of fullness, or satiety, and it could serve as a promising potential drug target for the management of obesity.