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Recombinant Human MMP-2

Product Type
Recombinant Protein

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Recombinant Human MMP-2 antigen produced in E. coli represents human MMP-2 (matrix metalloproteinase 2) containing the entire catalytic N-terminal domain and C-terminal domain. MMP-2 is otherwise known as gelatinase A, a member of a family of secreted zinc-dependent endoproteases, which play a role in the degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) components, including both fibrillar and non-fibrillar collagens, laminin, basement membrane glycoprotein and fibronectin.

MMP-2 specifically cleaves gelatin type I, and types IV, V, VII and X collagens, and is also involved in tissue repair, inflammation, tumour invasion, vasculature angiogenesis, and the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques.

Defects in the MMP2 gene are responsible for the autosomal recessive osteolysis disorders known as Torg-Winchester syndrome (Zankl et al. 2007), and multicentric osteolysis nodulosis and arthropathy (Martignetti et al. 2001).

Target Species
Product Form
Purified recombinant protein - lyophilized
Reconstitute with 20ul 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.
Purified recombinant MMP-2 expressed in E.coli
Buffer Solution
Sodium phosphate
Calcium chloride
Preservative Stabilisers
None present
Carrier Free
MMP-2 activity was measured by its ability to cleave a chromogenic peptide MMP-2 substrate at room temperature. At an MMP-2 concentration of 2.5 μg/ml, 50% cleavage was achieved at an incubation time of approximately 25 mins.
>90% by SDS PAGE and HPLC analysis
Approx. Protein Concentrations
0.5 mg/ml after reconstitution
Endotoxin Level
< 1.0 EU/ug
For research purposes only
Guaranteed for 3 months from the date of reconstitution or until the date of expiry, whichever comes first. Please see label for expiry date.

Prior to reconstitution store at -20oC.
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.
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Functional Assays
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.

Gelatinase A
Entrez Gene
GO Terms
GO:0005515 protein binding
GO:0001525 angiogenesis
GO:0004222 metalloendopeptidase activity
GO:0005578 proteinaceous extracellular matrix
GO:0005615 extracellular space
GO:0005634 nucleus
GO:0006508 proteolysis
GO:0008270 zinc ion binding
GO:0030574 collagen catabolic process


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