Recombinant Mouse MMP-3 Protein, CF Summary
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CF stands for Carrier Free (CF). We typically add Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) as a carrier protein to our recombinant proteins. Adding a carrier protein enhances protein stability, increases shelf-life, and allows the recombinant protein to be stored at a more dilute concentration. The carrier free version does not contain BSA.
In general, we advise purchasing the recombinant protein with BSA for use in cell or tissue culture, or as an ELISA standard. In contrast, the carrier free protein is recommended for applications, in which the presence of BSA could interfere.
|Formulation||Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in Tris, CaCl2, NaCl, Brij-35 and Glycerol.|
|Shipping||The product is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.|
|Stability & Storage:||Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
- Assay Buffer: 50 mM Tris, 10 mM CaCl2, 150 mM NaCl, 0.05% (w/v) Brij-35, pH 7.5 (TCNB)
- Recombinant Mouse (rmMMP-3) (Catalog # 548-MM)
- p-aminophenylmercuric acetate (APMA) (Sigma, Catalog # A-9563), 100 mM stock in DMSO
- Substrate: MCA-Arg-Pro-Lys-Pro-Val-Glu-NVAL-Trp-Arg-Lys-(DNP)-NH2 (Catalog # ES002), 2 mM stock in DMSO
- F16 Black Maxisorp Plate (Nunc, Catalog # 475515)
- Fluorescent Plate Reader (Model: SpectraMax Gemini EM by Molecular Devices) or equivalent
- Dilute rmMMP-3 to 100 µg/mL with 1 mM APMA in Assay Buffer.
- To activate, incubate reaction at 37 °C for 1 hour.
- Dilute activated rmMMP-3 to 1 ng/µL in Assay Buffer.
- Dilute Substrate to 20 µM in Assay Buffer.
- In a plate load 50 µL of 1 ng/µL rmMMP-3 to wells, and start the reaction by adding 50 µL of 20 µM Substrate. Include a Substrate Blank of 50 µL Assay Buffer and 50 µL of 20 µM Substrate.
- Read at excitation and emission wavelengths of 320 nm and 405 nm (top read), respectively, in kinetic mode for 5 minutes.
- Calculate specific activity:
Specific Activity (pmol/min/µg) =
|Adjusted Vmax* (RFU/min) x Conversion Factor** (pmol/RFU)|
|amount of enzyme (µg)|
*Adjusted for Substrate Blank
**Derived using calibration standard MCA-Pro-Leu-OH (Bachem, Catalog # M-1975).
- mMMP-3: 0.050 µg
- Substrate: 10 µM
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-3 (stromelysin-1) can degrade a broad range of substrates including collagen alpha -chains, aggrecan, laminin, fibronectin, elastin, casein, alpha -1 antitrypsin, myelin basic protein, IL-1 beta, IGFBP-3, pro-MMP-1, pro-MMP-7, pro-MMP-8, pro-MMP-9 and pro-MMP-13. MMP-3 does not cleave the triple helical region of interstitial collagens, a characteristic which distinguishes the stromelysins from the collagenases. The MMP-3 substrate repertoire extends beyond extracellular matrix proteins and implicates MMP-3 in roles other than direct tissue remodeling, for instance, enzyme cascades and cytokine regulation. MMP-3 is expressed by fibroblasts, chrondrocytes, osteoblasts, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and macrophages. Structurally, MMP-3 may be divided into several distinct domains, a pro-domain which is cleaved upon activation, a catalytic domain containing the zinc binding site, a short hinge region, and a carboxyl terminal (hemopexin-like) domain.
Citation for Recombinant Mouse MMP-3 Protein, CF
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Functional analysis of the matricellular protein SPARC with novel monoclonal antibodies.
Authors: Sweetwyne MT, Brekken RA, Workman G, Bradshaw AD, Carbon J, Siadak AW, Murri C, Sage EH
J. Histochem. Cytochem., 2004;52(6):723-33.
Sample Types: Recombinant Protein
Can the enzyme be stored after activation, or do I need to use it immediately after activation?
We recommend only activating the amount of enzyme needed for your assay, and recommend activating the enzyme immediately prior to use. Any unactivated enzyme should be stored in aliquots at either the stock concentration at which the enzyme was supplied, or the reconstitution concentration, according to the product datasheet.
If I use this enzyme at a higher concentration, do I need to change the concentration of APMA to activate it?
We have only optimized activation conditions for one particular concentration of this MMP enzyme as part of our regular QC testing for enzymatic activity. Activating the enzyme at any different concentration would have to be optimized by the end user.
Does this MMP enzyme need to be activated to work?
Yes, this enzyme requires activation prior to use.
What is the activity of this enzyme in units/µg?
We supply this enzyme as a mass and calculate its activity relative to mass (pmol/min/µg). We have not calibrated this enzyme to an international standard unit, so we are unable to provide a conversion to units/µg.
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