• Product nameAnti-MMP12 antibodySee all MMP12 primary antibodies ...
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to MMP12
  • SpecificityRabbit Anti-MMP12, Propeptide Region specifically binds to MMP12 and does not cross-react with the other MMP family members (MMP1, MMP2, MMP3, MMP9, etc). By immunoblotting, the antibody reacts with a band at 54 kDa (zymogen) but not any of the active forms. Anti-MMP12 recognizes the propeptide region of latent MMP12, which is shed during enzymatic activation. It does not recognize the activated forms of MMP12; thus it can be used to differentiate between the zymogen and the activated enzyme. Higher antibody concentrations may be necessary for non-human samples.
  • Tested applicationsWB more details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide (Human) propeptide.

  • General notesThe antibody is supplied with 50% glycerol to prevent freezing. If slight turbidity occurs upon prolonged storage, clarify the solution by centrifugation before use.



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The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Notes
WB 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 54 kDa.


  • FunctionMay 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.
  • Tissue specificityFound in alveolar macrophages but not in peripheral blood monocytes.
  • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase M10A family.
    Contains 4 hemopexin-like domains.
  • DomainThe conserved cysteine present in the cysteine-switch motif binds the catalytic zinc ion, thus inhibiting the enzyme. The dissociation of the cysteine from the zinc ion upon the activation-peptide release activates the enzyme.
  • Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.
  • Target information above from: UniProt accession P39900 The UniProt Consortium
    The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) in 2010
    Nucleic Acids Res. 38:D142-D148 (2010) .

    Information by UniProt
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  • FormThe presence of a 22kDa truncated active form of MMP-12 in vitro as well as in vivo due to the internal autolytic cleavage of the C-terminus.
  • Alternative names
    • EC antibody
    • HME antibody
    • Macrophage elastase antibody
    • Macrophage metalloelastase antibody
    • Macrophage Metaloelastase antibody
    • Matrix metallopeptidase 12 (macrophage elastase) antibody
    • Matrix Metalloprotease 12 antibody
    • Matrix metalloproteinase-12 antibody
    • ME antibody
    • MGC138506 antibody
    • MME antibody
    • MMP 12 antibody
    • MMP-12 antibody
    • MMP12 antibody
    • MMP12_HUMAN antibody
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