|Application ||WB, IP|
|Calculated MW||74149 Da|
|Other Names||MMP2, MMP-2, MMP 2, Matrix metalloproteinase-2, Matrix metalloproteinase 2, Gelatinase A, TBE-1|
|Formulation||100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) affinity purified rabbit anti-rat MMP-2 polyclonal antibody in phosphate buffered saline (PBS), pH 7.2, containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, 0.02% thimerosal.|
|Handling||The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.|
|Precautions||MMP-2 Antibody is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Ubiquitinous metalloproteinase that is involved in diverse functions such as remodeling of the vasculature, angiogenesis, tissue repair, tumor invasion, inflammation, and atherosclerotic plaque rupture. As well as degrading extracellular matrix proteins, can also act on several nonmatrix proteins such as big endothelial 1 and beta-type CGRP promoting vasoconstriction. Also cleaves KISS at a Gly-|-Leu bond. Appears to have a role in myocardial cell death pathways. Contributes to myocardial oxidative stress by regulating the activity of GSK3beta. Cleaves GSK3beta in vitro. Involved in the formation of the fibrovascular tissues (By similarity).|
|Cellular Location||Secreted, extracellular space, extracellular matrix. Membrane. Nucleus. Note=Colocalizes with integrin alphaV/beta3 at the membrane surface in angiogenic blood vessels and melanomas. Found in mitochondria, along microfibrils, and in nuclei of cardiomyocytes (By similarity).|
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The mammalian Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) degrade extracellular matrix in physiological and pathological processes. After cleavage of a single peptide domain of about 20 amino acids, the MMPs are secreted in latent forms. Upon activation, the N-terminal propeptide domain is cleaved to generate the active forms of MMP. MMP-2 (72 kDa type IV collagenase, Gelatinase-A) contains the basic structure of propeptide, catalytic, and hemopexin domains. It is an important proteinase in tissue remodeling.
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