TIMP-2 (tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2) is one of several TIMPs that form complexes with matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and inhibit their proteolytic activity. MMPs play an important role in many normal physiological processes such as embryonic development, morphogenesis, reproduction and tissue remodeling. They also participate in many pathological processes such as arthritis, cancer and cardiovascular disease. TIMP-2 binding to pro-MMP-2 is essential for the cell surface activation of pro-MMP-2 by active MMP-14 (MT1-MMP). TIMP-2 also suppresses EGF-mediated mitogenic signaling by short-circuiting EGF R activation.
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.