• Product name
  • Description
    Rabbit polyclonal to TIMP3
  • Specificity
    ab39184 binds to TIMP3. It recognizes the glycosylated and unglycosylated forms of TIMP3, and works against native or reduced TIMP3. Ab39184 does not cross react with the other TIMP family members (TIMP1, TIMP2, TIMP4).
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: ICC/IF, WB, IHC-P, IHC-Frmore details
  • Species reactivity
    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide of TIMP3 based on loop #1 of the human TIMP3.

    (Peptide available as ab41152.)

  • Positive control
    • Human and mouse TIMP3 recombinant protein.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab39184 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
ICC/IF Use a concentration of 1 - 5 µg/ml.
WB 1/1000 - 1/5000. Detects a band of approximately 24, 30 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 24 kDa). Dilution optimised using Chromogenic detection.
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 20448060

ab171870 - Rabbit polyclonal IgG, is suitable for use as an isotype control with this antibody.

IHC-Fr 1/200.


  • Function
    Complexes with metalloproteinases (such as collagenases) and irreversibly inactivates them by binding to their catalytic zinc cofactor. May form part of a tissue-specific acute response to remodeling stimuli. Known to act on MMP-1, MMP-2, MMP-3, MMP-7, MMP-9, MMP-13, MMP-14 and MMP-15.
  • Involvement in disease
    Defects in TIMP3 are the cause of Sorsby fundus dystrophy (SFD) [MIM:136900]. SFD is a rare autosomal dominant macular disorder with an age of onset in the fourth decade. It is characterized by loss of central vision from subretinal neovascularization and atrophy of the ocular tissues. Generally, macular disciform degeneration develops in the patients eye within 6 months to 6 years.
  • Sequence similarities
    Belongs to the protease inhibitor I35 (TIMP) family.
    Contains 1 NTR domain.
  • Cellular localization
    Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.
  • Information by UniProt
  • Database links
  • Alternative names
    • HSMRK222 antibody
    • K222 antibody
    • K222TA2 antibody
    • Metalloproteinase inhibitor 3 antibody
    • MIG 5 protein antibody
    • MIG5 protein antibody
    • Protein MIG 5 antibody
    • Protein MIG-5 antibody
    • SFD antibody
    • Sorsby fundus dystrophy pseudoinflammatory antibody
    • TIMP 3 antibody
    • TIMP metallopeptidase inhibitor 3 antibody
    • TIMP-3 antibody
    • TIMP3 antibody
    • TIMP3_HUMAN antibody
    • Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase 3 antibody
    • Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 3 antibody
    • Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases3 antibody
    see all


  • All lanes : Anti-TIMP3 antibody (ab39184)

    Lane 1 : Human TIMP3
    Lane 2 : Mouse TIMP3
    Lane 3 : crude control (preparation of extracellular matrix from BHK cells producing recombinant human TIMP-3)

    Predicted band size : 24 kDa
    Observed band size : 21 kDa (why is the actual band size different from the predicted?)
  • ICC/IF image of ab39184 stained HeLa cells. The cells were 4% PFA fixed (10 min) and then incubated in 1%BSA / 10% normal goat serum / 0.3M glycine in 0.1% PBS-Tween for 1h to permeabilise the cells and block non-specific protein-protein interactions. The cells were then incubated with the antibody (ab39184, 1µg/ml) overnight at +4°C. The secondary antibody (green) was Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit IgG (H+L) used at a 1/1000 dilution for 1h. Alexa Fluor® 594 WGA was used to label plasma membranes (red) at a 1/200 dilution for 1h. DAPI was used to stain the cell nuclei (blue) at a concentration of 1.43µM.

  • ab39184 staining TIMP3 in mouse fallopian tube tissue sections by Immunohistochemistry (IHC-Fr - frozen sections). Tissue was fixed with paraformaldehyde, permeabilized with PBST (PBS / 0.1% v/v Triton X-100) and blocked with 3% donkey serum / 1% BSA in PBST for 1 hour at 25°C. Samples were incubated with primary antibody (1/200 in blocking buffer) for 48 hours at 25°C. An Alexa Fluor® 488-conjugated donkey anti-rabbit IgG polyclonal (1/1000) was used as the secondary antibody.

    Positive TIMP3 staining is seen in the extracellular space. The image shows DAPI counterstain, red field (autofluorescence), green field antibody staining and overlay.

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This product has been referenced in:
  • Dai J  et al. Andrographolide Inhibits Angiogenesis by Inhibiting the Mir-21-5p/TIMP3 Signaling Pathway. Int J Biol Sci 13:660-668 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28539838) »
  • Guns LA  et al. Suramin increases cartilage proteoglycan accumulation in vitro and protects against joint damage triggered by papain injection in mouse knees in vivo. RMD Open 3:e000604 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 29299344) »

See all 20 Publications for this product

Customer reviews and Q&As

Immunohistochemistry (Frozen sections)
Mouse Tissue sections (Uterus/ Ovary/ Fallopian tube)
Yes - PBST (PBS / 0.1% v/v Triton X-100 (Sigma))
Uterus/ Ovary/ Fallopian tube
Blocking step
3% donkey serum / 1% BSA (Life Technologies) in PBST as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 3% · Temperature: 25°C

Ms. Julia Watson

Verified customer

Submitted Jun 03 2015

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Western blot
Rat Cell lysate - whole cell (rat vascular smooth muscle cells)
Loading amount
100000 cells
rat vascular smooth muscle cells
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step
BSA as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 24°C

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Submitted Feb 05 2013

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Western blot
Human Recombinant protein (N-terminal fragment of TIMP3)
Loading amount
1 µg
N-terminal fragment of TIMP3
Gel Running Conditions
Reduced Denaturing
Blocking step
Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C

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