Detects mouse and rat MMP-2 in direct ELISAs and Western blots. In direct ELISAs, approximately 40% cross-reactivity with recombinant human MMP-2 is observed and less than 1% cross-reactivity with recombinant mouse (rm) MMP-3, rmMMP-7, rmMMP-8, rmMMP-9, rmMMP‑12, and recombinant rat MMP-8 is observed.
MMP‑2 was detected in perfusion fixed frozen sections of mouse thymus using Goat Anti-Mouse/ Rat MMP‑2 Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF1488) at 15 µg/mL overnight at 4 °C. Tissue was stained using the Anti-Goat HRP-DAB Cell & Tissue Staining Kit (brown; Catalog # CTS008) and counterstained with hematoxylin (blue). View our protocol for Chromogenic IHC Staining of Frozen Tissue Sections.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
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.
Matrix metalloproteinases are a family of zinc and calcium dependent endopeptidases with the combined ability to degrade all the components of the extracellular matrix. MMP-2 (gelatinase A), a type IV collagenase, can degrade a broad range of substrates including type IV, V, VII and X collagens as well as elastin and fibronectin. It is believed to act synergistically with interstitial collagenase (MMP-1) in the degradation of fibrillar collagens as it degrades their denatured gelatin forms. MMP-2 has been shown to be associated with many connective tissue cells as well as neutrophils, macrophages and monocytes. Structurally, MMP-2 may be divided into several distinct domains: a pro-domain which is cleaved upon activation; a catalytic domain containing the zinc binding site; a fibronectin-like domain thought to play a role in substrate targeting; and a carboxyl terminal (hemopexin-like) domain containing 2 N-linked glycosylation sites. The amino acid sequences of the proenzymes are identical between mouse and rat.
Matrix Metalloproteinase 2
Entrez Gene IDs:
4313 (Human); 17390 (Mouse)
72 kDa gelatinase; CLG4; CLG4A72 kDa type IV collagenase; collagenase type IV-A; EC 3.4.24; EC 220.127.116.11; Gelatinase A; matrix metallopeptidase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kDa gelatinase, 72kDa type IVcollagenase); matrix metalloproteinase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kD gelatinase, 72kD type IVcollagenase); Matrix metalloproteinase-2; matrix metalloproteinase-II; MMP2; MMP-2; MMP-II; MONA; neutrophil gelatinase; TBE-1matrix metalloproteinase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kDa gelatinase, 72kDa type IVcollagenase)
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