• Product nameHuman MMP13 ELISA Kit
  • Detection methodColorimetric
  • Precision
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall < 10%
    Sample n Mean SD CV%
    Overall < 12%
  • Tests
    1 x 96 well plate
  • Sample type
    Cell culture supernatant, Serum, Plasma
  • Assay typeSandwich (quantitative)
  • Sensitivity
    < 6 pg/ml
  • Range
    8.23 pg/ml - 6000 pg/ml
  • Recovery

    93 %

    Sample specific recovery
    Sample type Average % Range
    Cell culture supernatant 94.72 84% - 103%
    Serum 91.99 82% - 102%
    Plasma 93.13 83% - 103%

  • Assay durationMultiple steps standard assay
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Human
  • Product overview

    Abcam’s MMP13 Human ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) kit is an in vitro enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for the quantitative measurement of Human MMP13 in serum, plasma, and cell culture supernatants.

    This assay employs an antibody specific for Human MMP13 coated on a 96-well plate. Standards and samples are pipetted into the wells and MMP13 present in a sample is bound to the wells by the immobilized antibody. The wells are washed and biotinylated anti-Human MMP13 antibody is added. After washing away unbound biotinylated antibody, HRP-conjugated streptavidin is pipetted to the wells. The wells are again washed, a TMB substrate solution is added to the wells and color develops in proportion to the amount of MMP13 bound. The Stop Solution changes the color from blue to yellow, and the intensity of the color is measured at 450 nm.

    The kit detects total MMP-13 levels.

  • Notes

    Optimisation may be required with urine samples.

  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: Sandwich ELISAmore details
  • PlatformMicroplate


  • FunctionDegrades collagen type I. Does not act on gelatin or casein. Could have a role in tumoral process.
  • Tissue specificitySeems to be specific to breast carcinomas.
  • Involvement in diseaseDefects in MMP13 are the cause of spondyloepimetaphyseal dysplasia Missouri type (SEMD-MO) [MIM:602111]. A bone disease characterized by moderate to severe metaphyseal changes, mild epiphyseal involvement, rhizomelic shortening of the lower limbs with bowing of the femora and/or tibiae, coxa vara, genu varum and pear-shaped vertebrae in childhood. Epimetaphyseal changes improve with age.
    Defects in MMP13 are the cause of metaphyseal anadysplasia type 1 (MANDP1) [MIM:602111]. Metaphyseal anadysplasia consists of an abnormal bone development characterized by severe skeletal changes that, in contrast with the progressive course of most other skeletal dysplasias, resolve spontaneously with age. Clinical characteristics are evident from the first months of life and include slight shortness of stature and a mild varus deformity of the legs. Patients attain a normal stature in adolescence and show improvement or complete resolution of varus deformity of the legs and rhizomelic micromelia.
  • 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.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Alternative names
    • CLG 3
    • CLG3
    • Collagenase 3
    • Collagenase3
    • MANDP1
    • Matrix metallopeptidase 13 (collagenase 3)
    • Matrix Metalloproteinase 13
    • Matrix metalloproteinase-13
    • MMP 13
    • MMP-13
    • Mmp13
    • MMP13_HUMAN
    see all
  • Database links


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab100605 in the following tested applications.

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

Application Abreviews Notes
Sandwich ELISA Use at an assay dependent concentration.

Human MMP13 ELISA Kit images

  • MMP13 measured in cell supernatanses showing quantity (pg) per mL of tested sample

  • Representative standard curve using ab100605


References for Human MMP13 ELISA Kit (ab100605)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Collins JA  et al. Oxygen and pH-sensitivity of human osteoarthritic chondrocytes in 3-D alginate bead culture system. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 21:1790-8 (2013). ELISA ; Human . Read more (PubMed: 23850530) »
  • Jayasuriya CT  et al. Matrilin-3 Induction of IL-1 receptor antagonist Is required for up-regulating collagen II and aggrecan and down-regulating ADAMTS-5 gene expression. Arthritis Res Ther 14:R197 (2012). ELISA . Read more (PubMed: 22967398) »

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I tested this kit for cross-reactivity with bovine and porcine MMP-13 using bovine standards and a porcine positive control sample from a USBio bovine MMP-13 ELISA kit. The kit did not detect bovine or porcine samples (very low or negative OD values).
The human standards seemed to work well, and the standard diluent also seems to be important because human standards in the bovine diluent produced much lower signals.

Ms. Ann Ouyang

Verified customer

Submitted Apr 08 2015

For plasma:
Collect blood into EDTA or Sodium heparin tube (e.g. BD vacutainer, Cat. No: 8001302 or 16852)

Spin 10 minutes at 3000 rpm

Aliquot into small tubes and store at –800C until use.

For serum:


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