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In Abcam's MMP-3 Activity Assay Kit, MMP-3 hydrolyzes a specific FRET substrate to release the quenched fluorescent group Mca, which can be detected fluorometrically at Ex/Em=325/393 nm. The kit provides a rapid, simple, sensitive and reliable test which can also be used as a high throughput assay of MMP-3 activity. The assay sensitivity is < 50 µU.
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The matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3, stromelysin-1) exhibits a number of activities that would make it a particularly good tumor promoter. Like several other MMPs, MMP-3 was first cloned and later recloned as a cancer-specific gene. In addition to degrading numerous extracellular matrix components, MMP-3 can activate gelatinase B, the collagenases and several serpin-type serine proteinase inhibitors. Moreover, it can release a number of cell surface molecules, including E-cadherin, a known contributor to cancer development.
|Mca Standard (1mM)||Yellow||1 x 20µl|
|MMP-3 Assay Buffer||WM||1 x 25ml|
|MMP-3 Positive Control (lyophilized)||Green||1 vial|
|MMP-3 Substrate||Red||1 x 200µl|
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