|Calculated MW||54002 Da|
|Application & Usage||Western blotting (1-4 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually.The antibody recognizes a ~50 kDa band from samples of human origin. Reactivity to other species has not been tested. Jurkat cell lysate can be used as a positive control.|
|Other Names||HME; MME , Matrix metalloproteinase|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.2 mg/ml) protein A purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, and 0.02% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Reconstitution & Storage||-20 °C|
|Precautions||MMP-12 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||May be involved in tissue injury and remodeling. Has significant elastolytic activity. Can accept large and small amino acids at the P1' site, but has a preference for leucine. Aromatic or hydrophobic residues are preferred at the P1 site, with small hydrophobic residues (preferably alanine) occupying P3.|
|Cellular Location||Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix|
|Tissue Location||Found in alveolar macrophages but not in peripheral blood monocytes|
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The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a family of peptidase enzymes responsible for the degradation of extracellular matrix components, including collagen, gelatin, fibronectin, laminin and proteoglycan. Transcription of MMP genes is differentially activated by phorbol ester, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB). MMP catalysis requires both calcium and zinc. MMP-12 (also designated macrophage metalloelastase) is produced in alveolar macrophages and degrades elastin. MMP-12 may contribute to elastin degradation occurring in granulomatous skin diseases and may also participate in macrophage migration thro µgh the epidermal and vascular basement membranes in inflammatory disorders.
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