Key features and details
- Assay type: Enzyme activity
- Detection method: Colorimetric
- Platform: Microplate reader
- Sample type: Inhibitor compounds
Product nameMMP3 Inhibitor Screening Assay Kit (Colorimetric)
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Sample typeInhibitor compounds
Assay typeEnzyme activity
Abcam's MMP3 Inhibitor Screening Assay Kit (Colorimetric) (ab139439) is a complete assay system designed to screen MMP3 inhibitors using a thiopeptide as a chromogenic substrate (Ac-PLG-[2-mercapto-4-methyl-pentanoyl]-LG-OC2H5). The MMP cleavage site peptide bond is replaced by a thioester bond in the thiopeptide. Hydrolysis of this bond by an MMP produces a sulfhydryl group, which reacts with DTNB [5,5’-dithiobis(2-nitrobenzoic acid), Ellman’s reagent] to form 2-nitro-5-thiobenzoic acid, which can be detected by its absorbance at 412 nm (ε=13,600 M-1cm-1 at pH 6.0 and above). The assays are performed in a convenient 96-well microplate format
This kit is useful to screen inhibitors of MMP3, a potential therapeutic target. The MMP inhibitor NNGH is also included as a prototypic control inhibitor.
Thiol inhibitors should not be used with this kit, as they may interfere with the colorimetric assay.
Storage instructionsPlease refer to protocols.
Components 1 x 96 tests 96-well Clear Microplate (1/2 Volume) 1 unit Colorimetric Assay Buffer 1 x 20ml MMP Inhibitor 1 x 50µl MMP Substrate 1 x 50µl MMP3 Enzyme (Human, Recombinant) 1 x 30µl
FunctionCan degrade fibronectin, laminin, gelatins of type I, III, IV, and V; collagens III, IV, X, and IX, and cartilage proteoglycans. Activates procollagenase.
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
- Matrix metalloproteinase 3
- Matrix metalloproteinase 3 preproprotein
ab139439 has not yet been referenced specifically in any publications.