• NatureNatural
  • SourceNative
  • Amino Acid Sequence
    • SpeciesRat
    • Amino acids0 to 0


Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab39304 in the following tested applications.

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

  • Applications


    Western blot


  • FormLiquid
  • Additional Notes

    This protein degrades denatured collagen (gelatin) and a range of extracellular matrix components in vivo. The protein was tested for activity in a zymogram (1 mg/mL gelatin in a 10% acrylamide gel). The smallest amount loaded was 1 ng.

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Preparation and Storage

  • Stability and Storage

    Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.

    Preservative: None
    Constituents: 50% Glycerol, PBS, 75mM Sodium chloride, pH 7.4

General info

  • Alternative names
    • 72 kDa gelatinase
    • 72kD type IV collagenase
    • CLG 4
    • CLG 4A
    • CLG 4A
    • CLG4
    • CLG4A
    • CLG4A
    • Collagenase Type 4 alpha
    • Collagenase Type 4 alpha
    • Collagenase type IV A
    • Gelatinase A
    • Gelatinase alpha
    • Gelatinase alpha
    • Gelatinase neutrophil
    • Matrix metallopeptidase 2 gelatinase A 72kDa gelatinase 72kDa type IV collagenase
    • Matrix Metalloproteinase 2
    • Matrix Metalloproteinase 2
    • Matrix metalloproteinase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kDa gelatinase, 72kDa type IV collagenase)
    • Matrix metalloproteinase II
    • Matrix metalloproteinase-2
    • MMP 2
    • MMP 2
    • MMP II
    • MMP-2
    • MMP2
    • MMP2_HUMAN
    • MONA
    • Neutrophil gelatinase
    • PEX
    • TBE 1
    • TBE-1
    see all
  • 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

References for Rat MMP2 full length protein (ab39304)

This product has been referenced in:
  • Hawkins KE  et al. Fluorometric immunocapture assay for the specific measurement of matrix metalloproteinase-9 activity in biological samples: application to brain and plasma from rats with ischemic stroke. Mol Brain 6:14 (2013). Read more (PubMed: 23522154) »
  • Rosewell K  et al. Identification of hepsin and protein disulfide isomerase A3 as targets of gelatinolytic action in rat ovarian granulosa cells during the periovulatory period. Biol Reprod 85:858-66 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 21734266) »

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Product Wall

Application Western blot
PAGE: 7.5%, reducing-denaturing
up to 1 ug total protein loaded
Blocking with 10% milk overnight
Primary antibody: ab37150 dilution 1:1000
Secondary antibody: goat biotinylated anti rabbit dilution 1200
Detection: ABC system
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We do have several MMP proteins in our catalog.

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