TIMP-1 (Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase -1), is a secreted glycoprotein and member of the protease inhibitor I35 (TIMP) family, which is expressed by a wide range of cells, including microvascular endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, mesangial cells, and some fibroblasts. TIMP-1 acts as a natural extracellular inhibitor of MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases), a group of peptidases involved in degradation of the extracellular matrix, and is also involved in erythropoiesis, through the simulation of the proliferation/differentiation of erythroid progenitors. Studies have shown that a correlation between localized concentrations of TIMP-1 and TIMP-3, may determine cell fate, and that increased expression of TIMP-1, may act as an inhibitor/suppressor of invasive cell growth.
Purified recombinant protein - lyophilised
Reconstitute with 100ul distilled water Care should be taken during reconstitution as the protein may appear as a film at the bottom of the vial. Bio-Rad recommend that the vial is gently mixed after reconstitution. For extended storage, the addition of 0.1% BSa is recommended.
Purified recombinant TIMP-1 expressed in E.coli
TIMP-1 activity was measured by its ability to inhibit human MMP-1 induced hydrolysis of a chromogenic peptide substrate at room temperature. Half maximal inhibition was obtained at a TIMP-1 concentration of approximately 0.5 µg/ml and MMP-1 concentration of 1.6 µg/ml.
>95% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
Approx. Protein Concentrations
0.1mg/ml after reconstitution
20.6kD (184 amino acid residues)
Reagents In The Kit
Preparing The Antibody
10mM Sodium Phosphate, pH7.5.
Prior to reconstitution store at +4oC. After reconstitution store at -20oC. Storage in frost-free freezers is not recommended. This product should be stored undiluted. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing as this may denature the antibody. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the product for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls.
PHP268 may be used as a standard in ELISA applications involving AHP2187 or AHP2187B.
Histology Positive Control Tissue
PHP268 may be used as a positive control for western blotting applications involving AHP2187 or AHP2187B.