TIMP-1 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1) is a secreted glycoprotein that blocks metalloproteinase (MMP) activity. It circulates in complex with various MMPs to maintain them in an inactive state. It is produced by fibroblasts, osteoblasts, endothelial cells, granulosa cells, dendritic cells, vascular smooth muscle cells, adipocytes, and monocytes. TIMP-1 also protects against apoptosis in B cells, stimulates erythropoiesis and BFU-E expansion, both stimulates and inhibits tumor growth, inhibits angiogenesis, and stimulates gonadal steroidogenesis in conjuction with Cathepsin L.
PRODUCT AVAILABILITY: Update Regarding the Evolving COVID-19 Situation
Bio-Techne appreciates the critical role that you and our products and services play in research efforts to further scientific innovation and discovery. We are continually assessing our manufacturing and supplier capabilities during the COVID-19 situation and are implementing precautionary measures to ensure uninterrupted supply of products and services. Currently, and as we abide by local shelter in place orders across the world, we are fully operational and do not anticipate any material supply disruptions across our Bio-Techne brands and product lines. As the situation evolves, our goal is to utilize preventive measures to reduce the threat that COVID-19 poses to our ability to meet the needs of our customers globally.