• Product nameAnti-MMP2 antibody [2C1]
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  • Description
    Mouse monoclonal [2C1] to MMP2
  • SpecificityThis antibody is specific for pro and active MMP-2.
  • Tested applicationsSuitable for: ELISA, IHC-Fr, IP, WBmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    corresponding to MMP2. Activated recombinant human MMP2

  • Positive control
    • Lung, nerve, and various tumors.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab7033 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
  • Application notesELISA: Use at a concentration of <0.1 µg/ml. Tested on recombinant protein only.
    IHC-Fr: Use at a concentration of 5 µg/ml.
    IP: Use at an assay dependant dilution.
    WB: Use at a concentration of 2 - 5 µg/ml.

    May be used for western blotting, where a band is seen at 70 (pro form) and 62 kDa (active form) representing the MMP-2 band-pair.

    This antibody does not react with formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue.
  • Target

    • FunctionUbiquitinous 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.
      PEX, the C-terminal non-catalytic fragment of MMP2, posseses anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor properties and inhibits cell migration and cell adhesion to FGF2 and vitronectin. Ligand for integrinv/beta3 on the surface of blood vessels.
    • Tissue specificityProduced by normal skin fibroblasts. PEX is expressed in a number of tumors including gliomas, breast and prostate.
    • Involvement in diseaseDefects in MMP2 are the cause of Torg-Winchester syndrome (TWS) [MIM:259600]; also known as multicentric osteolysis nodulosis and arthropathy (MONA). TWS is an autosomal recessive osteolysis syndrome. It is severe with generalized osteolysis and osteopenia. Subcutaneous nodules are usually absent. Torg-Winchester syndrome has been associated with a number of additional features including coarse face, corneal opacities, patches of thickened, hyperpigmented skin, hypertrichosis and gum hypertrophy. However, these features are not always present and have occasionally been observed in other osteolysis syndromes.
    • Sequence similaritiesBelongs to the peptidase M10A family.
      Contains 3 fibronectin type-II domains.
      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.
    • Post-translational
      Phosphorylation on multiple sites modulates enzymatic activity. Phosphorylated by PKC in vitro.
      The propeptide is processed by MMP14 (MT-MMP1) and MMP16 (MT-MMP3). Autocatalytic cleavage in the C-terminal produces the anti-angiogenic peptide, PEX. This processing appears to be facilitated by binding integrinv/beta3.
    • Cellular localizationSecreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix. Membrane. Nucleus. 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.
    • Information by UniProt
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    • Alternative names
      • 72 kDa gelatinase antibody
      • 72kD type IV collagenase antibody
      • CLG 4 antibody
      • CLG 4A antibody
      • CLG4 antibody
      • CLG4A antibody
      • Collagenase Type 4 alpha antibody
      • Collagenase type IV A antibody
      • Gelatinase A antibody
      • Gelatinase alpha antibody
      • Gelatinase neutrophil antibody
      • Matrix metallopeptidase 2 gelatinase A 72kDa gelatinase 72kDa type IV collagenase antibody
      • Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kDa gelatinase, 72kDa type IV collagenase) antibody
      • Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 antibody
      • Matrix metalloproteinase II antibody
      • Matrix metalloproteinase-2 antibody
      • MMP 2 antibody
      • MMP II antibody
      • MMP-2 antibody
      • MMP2 antibody
      • MMP2_HUMAN antibody
      • MONA antibody
      • Neutrophil gelatinase antibody
      • PEX antibody
      • TBE 1 antibody
      • TBE-1 antibody
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    References for Anti-MMP2 antibody [2C1] (ab7033)

    This product has been referenced in:
    • Farahani RM  et al. Directed glia-assisted angiogenesis in a mature neurosensory structure: pericytes mediate an adaptive response in human dental pulp that maintains blood-barrier function. J Comp Neurol 520:3803-26 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22678627) »
    • Ferguson TA & Muir D MMP-2 and MMP-9 increase the neurite-promoting potential of schwann cell basal laminae and are upregulated in degenerated nerve. Mol Cell Neurosci 16:157-67 (2000). Read more (PubMed: 10924258) »

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