Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA

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Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA Summary

Assay Type
Solid Phase Sandwich ELISA
96-well strip plate
Sample Volume Required
100 µL
Assay Range
31.2 - 2,000 pg/mL
Sufficient Materials
For fifteen 96-well plates*
Please see the product datasheet

* Provided that the recommended microplates, buffers, diluents, substrates and solutions are used, and the assay is run as summarized in the Assay Procedure provided.

This DuoSet ELISA Development kit contains the basic components required for the development of sandwich ELISAs to measure natural and recombinant human TIMP-2. The suggested diluent is suitable for the analysis of most cell culture supernate samples. Diluents for complex matrices, such as serum and plasma, should be evaluated prior to use in this DuoSet.

Product Features

  • Optimized capture and detection antibody pairings with recommended concentrations save lengthy development time
  • Development protocols are provided to guide further assay optimization
  • Assay can be customized to your specific needs
  • Economical alternative to complete kits

Kit Content

  • Capture Antibody
  • Detection Antibody
  • Recombinant Standard
  • Streptavidin conjugated to horseradish-peroxidase (Streptavidin-HRP)

Other Reagents Required

DuoSet Ancillary Reagent Kit 2 (5 plates): (Catalog # DY008) containing 96 well microplates, plate sealers, substrate solution, stop solution, plate coating buffer (PBS), wash buffer, and Reagent Diluent Concentrate 2.

The components listed above may be purchased separately:

PBS: (Catalog # DY006), or 137 mM NaCl, 2.7 mM KCl, 8.1 mM Na2HPO4, 1.5 mM KH2PO4, pH 7.2 - 7.4, 0.2 µm filtered

Wash Buffer: (Catalog # WA126), or 0.05% Tween® 20 in PBS, pH 7.2-7.4

Reagent Diluent: (Catalog # DY995), or 1% BSA in PBS, pH 7.2-7.4, 0.2 µm filtered

Substrate Solution: 1:1 mixture of Color Reagent A (H2O2) and Color Reagent B (Tetramethylbenzidine) (Catalog # DY999)

Stop Solution: 2 N H2SO4 (Catalog # DY994)

Microplates: R&D Systems (Catalog # DY990)

Plate Sealers: ELISA Plate Sealers (Catalog # DY992)

Scientific Data

Human TIMP-2 ELISA Standard Curve

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Preparation and Storage

The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Stability & Storage
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.

Background: TIMP-2

TIMPs-1 through -4 regulate the activity of zinc metalloproteases known as MMPs, ADAMs and ADAMTSs. Structurally, TIMPs contain two domains. The N-terminal domain binds to the active site of mature metalloproteases via a 1:1 non-covalent interaction, blocking access of substrates to the catalytic site. In addition, The C-terminal domain of TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 binds to the hemopexin- like domain of pro-MMP-9 and pro-MMP-2, respectively. The latter binding is essential for the cell surface activation of MMP-2 by MMP-14.

Long Name:
Tissue Inhibitors of Metalloproteinases 2
Entrez Gene IDs:
7077 (Human); 21858 (Mouse); 29543 (Rat)
Alternate Names:
CSC-21Ktissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase 2; metalloproteinase inhibitor 2; TIMP metallopeptidase inhibitor 2; TIMP2; TIMP-2; Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2

Assay Procedure


Plate Preparation

  1. Dilute the Capture Antibody to the working concentration in PBS without carrier protein. Immediately coat a 96-well microplate with 100 μL per well of the diluted Capture Antibody. Seal the plate and incubate overnight at room temperature.
  2. Aspirate each well and wash with Wash Buffer, repeating the process two times for a total of three washes. Wash by filling each well with Wash Buffer (400 μL) using a squirt bottle, manifold dispenser, or autowasher. Complete removal of liquid at each step is essential for good performance. After the last wash, remove any remaining Wash Buffer by aspirating or by inverting the plate and blotting it against clean paper towels.
  3. Block plates by adding 300 μL Reagent Diluent to each well. Incubate at room temperature for a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Repeat the aspiration/wash as in step 2. The plates are now ready for sample addition.

Assay Procedure

  1. Add 100 μL of sample or standards in Reagent Diluent, or an appropriate diluent, per well. Cover with an adhesive strip and incubate 2 hours at room temperature.
  2. Repeat the aspiration/wash as in step 2 of Plate Preparation.
  3. Add 100 μL of the Detection Antibody, diluted in Reagent Diluent, to each well. Cover with a new adhesive strip and incubate 2 hours at room temperature.
  4. Repeat the aspiration/wash as in step 2 of Plate Preparation.
  5. Add 100 μL of the working dilution of Streptavidin-HRP to each well. Cover the plate and incubate for 20 minutes at room temperature. Avoid placing the plate in direct light.
  6. Repeat the aspiration/wash as in step 2.
  7. Add 100 μL of Substrate Solution to each well. Incubate for 20 minutes at room temperature. Avoid placing the plate in direct light.
  8. Add 50 μL of Stop Solution to each well. Gently tap the plate to ensure thorough mixing.
  9. Determine the optical density of each well immediately, using a microplate reader set to 450 nm. If wavelength correction is available, set to 540 nm or 570 nm. If wavelength correction is not available, subtract readings at 540 nm or 570 nm from the readings at 450 nm. This subtraction will correct for optical imperfections in the plate. Readings made directly at 450 nm without correction may be higher and less accurate.

Citations for Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA

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  1. IL-17A in Human Liver: Significant Source of Inflammation and Trigger of Liver Fibrosis Initiation.
    Authors: Kartasheva-Ebertz D, Gaston J, Lair-Mehiri L, Mottez E, Buivan T, Massault P, Scatton O, Gaujoux S, Vaillant J, Pol S, Lagaye S
    Int J Mol Sci, 2022-08-29;23(17):.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Tissue Culture Supernates
  2. Derivation and validation of urinary TIMP-1 for the prediction of acute kidney injury and mortality in critically ill children
    Authors: H Huang, Q Lin, X Dai, J Chen, Z Bai, X Li, F Fang, Y Li
    Journal of Translational Medicine, 2022-02-23;20(1):102.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Urine
  3. MMPs and TIMPs levels are correlated with anthropometric parameters, blood pressure, and endothelial function in obesity
    Authors: S Boumiza, K Chahed, Z Tabka, MP Jacob, X Norel, G Ozen
    Scientific Reports, 2021-10-08;11(1):20052.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Plasma
  4. Matrix metalloproteinase-7 could be a predictor for acute inflammation in psoriatic patients
    Authors: A Abbes, Y Zayani, W Zidi, MB Hammami, A Mebazaa, D El Euch, A Ben Ammar, H Sanhaji, MV El May, M Mokni, M Feki, M Allal-Elas
    Cytokine, 2020-07-11;134(0):155195.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Plasma
  5. Evaluation of the post-treatment anti-inflammatory capacity of osteoarthritic chondrocytes: An in�vitro study using baicalein
    Authors: CC Wu, YR Chen, DH Lu, LH Hsu, KC Yang, S Sumi
    Regen Ther, 2020-02-24;14(0):177-183.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  6. Processed eggshell membrane powder regulates cellular functions and increase MMP-activity important in early wound healing processes
    Authors: TT Vuong, SB Rønning, TAE Ahmed, K Brathagen, V Høst, MT Hincke, HP Suso, ME Pedersen
    PLoS ONE, 2018-08-06;13(8):e0201975.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  7. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity and a downregulated Hedgehog pathway impair blood-brain barrier function in an in vitro model of CNS tuberculosis
    Authors: S Brilha, CWM Ong, B Weksler, N Romero, PO Couraud, JS Friedland
    Sci Rep, 2017-11-22;7(1):16031.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  8. Complex regulation of neutrophil-derived MMP-9 secretion in central nervous system tuberculosis
    Authors: CW Ong, PJ Pabisiak, S Brilha, P Singh, F Roncaroli, PT Elkington, JS Friedland
    J Neuroinflammation, 2017-02-07;14(1):31.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Cell Culture Supernates
  9. Identification of neutrophil activation markers as novel surrogate markers of CF lung disease.
    Authors: Rath T, Zwaschka L, Hage L, Kugler M, Menendez K, Naehrlich L, Schulz R, Roderfeld M, Roeb E
    PLoS ONE, 2014-12-29;9(12):e115847.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  10. Decreased PGE(2) content reduces MMP-1 activity and consequently increases collagen density in human varicose vein.
    Authors: Gomez I, Benyahia C, Louedec L, Leseche G, Jacob M, Longrois D, Norel X
    PLoS ONE, 2014-02-05;9(2):e88021.
  11. Expression of matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid of patients with HIV-1 infection and syphilis or neurosyphilis.
    Authors: Tsai HC, Ye SY, Kunin CM, Lee SS, Wann SR, Tai MH, Shi MH, Liu YC, Chen YS
    Cytokine, 2011-02-26;54(0):109-16.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: CSF
  12. Simvastatin decreases lipopolysaccharide-induced pulmonary inflammation in healthy volunteers.
    Authors: Shyamsundar M, McKeown ST, O'Kane CM, O'Kane CM, O'Kane CM, O'Kane CM, O'Kane CM, Craig TR, Brown V, Thickett DR, Matthay MA, Taggart CC, Backman JT, Elborn JS, McAuley DF
    Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., 2009-03-26;179(12):1107-14.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: BALF
  13. High MMP-9 activity characterises pleural tuberculosis correlating with granuloma formation.
    Authors: Sheen P, O'Kane CM, O'Kane CM, Chaudhary K, Tovar M, Santillan C, Sosa J, Caviedes L, Gilman RH, Stamp G, Friedland JS
    Eur. Respir. J., 2008-08-20;33(1):134-41.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Pleural Fluid
  14. Matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitors (TIMPs) in Plasmodium falciparum malaria: serum levels of TIMP-1 are associated with disease severity.
    Authors: Dietmann A, Helbok R, Lackner P, Issifou S, Lell B, Matsiegui PB, Reindl M, Schmutzhard E, Kremsner PG
    J. Infect. Dis., 2008-06-01;197(11):1614-20.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Serum
  15. Association of matrix metalloproteinase-9 and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinase-4 in cerebrospinal fluid with blood-brain barrier dysfunction in patients with eosinophilic meningitis caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
    Authors: Tsai HC, Chung LY, Chen ER, Sy CL
    Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 2008-01-01;78(1):20-7.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: CSF
  16. Increased production of matrix metalloproteinases in Helicobacter pylori-associated human gastritis.
    Authors: Bergin PJ, Anders E, Sicheng W, Erik J, Jennie A, Hans L, Pierre M, Qiang PH, Marianne QJ
    Helicobacter, 2004-06-01;9(0):201.
    Species: Human
    Sample Types: Tissue Homogenates


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Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA
By Anonymous on 10/01/2020
Sample Tested: Urine

Very reliable and accurate kit. Ran human urine @ 1:50 dilution and had great results. CVs under 5% for all samples.

Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA
By Anonymous on 12/05/2019
Sample Tested: Urine

Fantastic kit. Preparation is simple and cost-effective.

Human TIMP-2 DuoSet ELISA
By Anonymous on 08/17/2018
Sample Tested: EDTA Plasma