|Product name||MMP2 Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (1H1)|
|Immunogen||Synthetic Peptide of MMP2 at AA range of INTERNAL|
|Reactivity||Human, Mouse, Rat|
|Applications notes||Optimal working dilutions should be determined experimentally by the investigator. Suggested starting dilutions are as follows: IHC-P (1:100-1:200).|
|Preparation method||The antibody was affinity-purified from mouse ascites by affinity-chromatography using specific immunogen|
|Storage buffer||PBS containing 50% Glycerol, 0.5% BSA and 0.02% Sodium Azide.|
|Storage instructions||Stable for one year at -20°C from date of shipment. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing.|
|Shipping||Gel pack with blue ice.|
|Precautions||The product listed herein is for research use only and is not intended for use in human or clinical diagnosis. Suggested applications of our products are not recommendations to use our products in violation of any patent or as a license. We cannot be responsible for patent infringements or other violations that may occur with the use of this product.|
|Background||MMP2 (matrix metallopeptidase 2) is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) gene family, that are zinc-dependent enzymes capable of cleaving components of the extracellular matrix and molecules involved in signal transduction. The protein encoded by this gene is a gelatinase A, type IV collagenase, that contains three fibronectin type II repeats in its catalytic site that allow binding of denatured type IV and V collagen and elastin. Unlike most MMP family members, activation of this protein can occur on the cell membrane. This enzyme can be activated extracellularly by proteases, or, intracellulary by its S-glutathiolation with no requirement for proteolytical removal of the pro-domain. This protein is thought to be involved in multiple pathways including roles in the nervous system, endometrial menstrual breakdown, regulation of vascularization, and metastasis. Mutations in MMP2 have been associated with Winchester syndrome and Nodulosis-Arthropathy-Osteolysis (NAO) syndrome. Alternative splicing results in multiple transcript variants encoding different isoforms.|
|Others||MMP2 protein detects endogenous levels of MMP2.|
Fig.1. Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human Colon Carcinoma Tissue using MMP2 Mouse mAb diluted at 1:200.
Fig.2. Immunohistochemical analysis of paraffin-embedded Human Breast Carcinoma Tissue using MMP2 Mouse mAb diluted at 1:200.