Recombinant Mouse MMP-8 Protein, CF Summary
Phe21-Ser465, with a C-terminal 6-His tag
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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 MES, NaCl, CaCl2 and Brij-35.|
|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 MMP-8 (rmMMP-8) (Catalog # 2904-MP)
- p-aminophenylmercuric acetate (APMA) (Sigma, Catalog # A-9563), 100 mM stock in DMSO
- Substrate MCA-Lys-Pro-Leu-Gly-Leu-DAP(DNP)-Ala-Arg-NH2 (Catalog # ES010), 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-8 to 20 µg/mL in Assay Buffer.
- Activate rmMMP-8 by adding APMA to a final concentration of 1 mM.
- Incubate at room temperature for 2 hours.
- Dilute activated rmMMP-8 to 0.5 ng/µL in Assay Buffer.
- Dilute Substrate to 80 µM in Assay Buffer.
- Load into a black well plate 50 µL of 0.5 ng/µL rmMMP-8, and start the reaction by adding 50 µL of 80 µM Substrate. Include a Substrate Blank containing 50 µL Assay Buffer and 50 µL of 80 µM Substrate without any rmMMP-8.
- Read at excitation and emission wavelengths of 320 nm and 405 nm, 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).
- rmMMP-8: 0.025 μg
- Substrate: 40 µM
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc and calcium dependent endopeptidases with the combined ability to degrade many components of the extracellular matrix. MMP-8 (neutrophil collagenase) is expressed in neutrophils, where it is stored in specific granules. MMP-8 release from the neutrophils is stimulated by various factors such as interleukins 1 and 8, TNF-alpha and GM-CSF. MMP-8 is capable of cleaving types I, II and III triple-helical collagen, gelatin peptides, fibronectin, proteoglycans, aggrecan, serpins, beta -casein and peptides such as angiotensin and substance P. In addition to its function in phagocytosis,
MMP‑8 has a high capacity for infiltrating connective tissue, and is implicated in the breakdown of the extracellular matrix in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Structurally, MMP-8 consists of several domains: a pro-domain that is cleaved upon activation, a catalytic domain containing the zinc-binding site, a short hinge region and a hemopexin-like domain.
Citations for Recombinant Mouse MMP-8 Protein, CF
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Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1 Promotes Polymorphonuclear Neutrophil (PMN) Pericellular Proteolysis by Anchoring Matrix Metalloproteinase-8 and -9 to PMN Surfaces
Authors: X Wang, J Rojas-Quin, J Wilder, Y Tesfaigzi, D Zhang, CA Owen
J. Immunol., 2019;0(0):.
Species: Transgenic Mouse
Sample Types: Whole Cells
Profibrotic activities for matrix metalloproteinase-8 during bleomycin-mediated lung injury.
Authors: Craig V, Quintero P, Fyfe S, Patel A, Knolle M, Kobzik L, Owen C
J Immunol, 2013;190(8):4283-96.
Sample Types: Protein
Applications: Enzyme Assay
Ocular neovascularization caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 infection results from breakdown of binding between vascular endothelial growth factor A and its soluble receptor.
Authors: Suryawanshi A, Mulik S, Sharma S
J. Immunol., 2011;186(6):3653-65.
Sample Types: Cell Lysates
Applications: Enzyme Assay
Ontogeny of stromal organizer cells during lymph node development.
Authors: Benezech C, White A, Mader E, Serre K, Parnell S, Pfeffer K, Ware CF, Anderson G, Caamano JH
J. Immunol., 2010;184(8):4521-30.
Sample Types: Whole Cells
A novel proteolytic cascade generates an extracellular matrix-derived chemoattractant in chronic neutrophilic inflammation.
Authors: Gaggar A, Jackson PL, Noerager BD, O'Reilly PJ, McQuaid DB, Rowe SM, Clancy JP, Blalock JE
J. Immunol., 2008;180(8):5662-9.
Sample Types: In Vivo
Applications: In Vivo
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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