Human/Mouse TIMP-4 Antibody

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Human/Mouse TIMP-4 Antibody Summary

Species Reactivity
Human, Mouse
Detects human and mouse TIMP‑4 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, less than 2% cross-reactivity with recombinant human (rh) TIMP-1, rhTIMP-2, and rhTIMP-3 is observed. In sandwich immunoassays, this antibody is specific for mouse TIMP-4 when paired with the suggested capture antibody.
Polyclonal Goat IgG
Antigen Affinity-purified
Mouse myeloma cell line NS0-derived recombinant human TIMP-4
Accession # Q99727
Lyophilized from a 0.2 μm filtered solution in PBS with Trehalose. *Small pack size (SP) is supplied as a 0.2 µm filtered solution in PBS.


Recommended Concentration
Western Blot
0.1 µg/mL
Recombinant Human TIMP‑4 (Catalog # 974-TSF) and Recombinant Mouse TIMP-4 (Catalog # 7667-TM)

This antibody functions as an ELISA detection antibody when paired with Rat Anti-Mouse TIMP‑4 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB7667). In sandwich immunoassays, this antibody is specific for mouse TIMP-4 when paired with the suggested capture antibody.

This product is intended for assay development on various assay platforms requiring antibody pairs. We recommend the Mouse TIMP-4 DuoSet ELISA Kit (Catalog # DY7667-05) for convenient development of a sandwich ELISA.


Please Note: Optimal dilutions should be determined by each laboratory for each application. General Protocols are available in the Technical Information section on our website.

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Preparation and Storage

Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
  • 6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.

Background: TIMP-4

Tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are a family of secreted proteins that regulate the activation and proteolytic activity of the zinc enzymes known as matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). There are four known members of the family, TIMP-1, -2, -3, and -4. TIMP-4 is produced by a wide range of tissues, particularly brain, heart, ovary and skeletal muscle (1, 2). Limited studies have shown that TIMP-4 has a tumor suppressive effect against Wilm’s tumor, exhibits negative correlation with glioma maligancy and is found in breast carcinoma cells (3‑5). TIMP-4 inhibits MMP-mediated proteolysis by forming a non-covalent binary complex with the MMP active site through its N-terminal domain. In addition, it binds to the hemopexin-like domain of pro-MMP-2 through its C-terminal domain in a manner similar to TIMP-2 (6). However, unlike TIMP-2, TIMP-4 does not promote pro-MMP-2 activation by MT1-MMP (MMP-14) (7). Although TIMP-4 is a potent inhibitor of most MMPs, it is not an effective inhibitor of ADAMs, such as TACE (8, 9). Human TIMP-4 shares 89% sequence indentity with Mouse TIMP-4. 

  1. Greene, et al. (1996) J. Biol. Chem. 271:30375.
  2. Leco, et al. (1997) FEBS Lett. 401:213.
  3. Geliker, et al. (2001) Oncogene 20:4337.
  4. Groft, et al. (2001) Br. J. Cancer 85:55.
  5. Hurst, et al. (2001) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 281:166.
  6. Bigg, et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:15496.
  7. Hernandez-Barrantes, et al. (2001) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 281:126.
  8. Amour, et al. (1998) FEBS Lett. 435:39.
  9. Liu, et al. (1997) J. Biol. Chem. 272:20479.
Long Name
Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases 4
Entrez Gene IDs
7079 (Human); 110595 (Mouse)
Alternate Names
metalloproteinase inhibitor 4; TIMP metallopeptidase inhibitor 4; TIMP4; TIMP-4; tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 4; Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 4

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Citation for Human/Mouse TIMP-4 Antibody

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  1. Effect of bimatoprost, latanoprost, and unoprostone on matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in human ciliary body smooth muscle cells.
    Authors: Ooi YH, Oh DJ, Rhee DJ
    Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 2009;50(11):5259-65.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Lysates
    Applications: Western Blot


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