• Product name

    Anti-MT4-MMP antibody [EP1270Y]
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  • Description

    Rabbit monoclonal [EP1270Y] to MT4-MMP
  • Host species

  • Tested applications

    Suitable for: WB, IHC-P, ICC/IF, IHC-FoFrmore details
    Unsuitable for: Flow Cyt or IP
  • Species reactivity

    Reacts with: Mouse, Rat, Human
  • Immunogen

    Synthetic peptide within Human MT4-MMP aa 150-250 (internal sequence). The exact sequence is proprietary.

  • Positive control

    • Mouse brain lysate, human lymphoma tissue or HeLa cells.
  • General notes

    Protein previously labeled as MMP17.

    Our RabMAb® technology is a patented hybridoma-based technology for making rabbit monoclonal antibodies. For details on our patents, please refer to RabMab® patents.

    This product is a recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab51075 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
WB 1/1000. Detects a band of approximately 58 kDa (predicted molecular weight: 67 kDa).
IHC-P Use at an assay dependent concentration.
ICC/IF 1/50 - 1/100.
IHC-FoFr Use at an assay dependent concentration. PubMed: 22022509
  • Application notes
    Is unsuitable for Flow Cyt or IP.
  • Target

    • Function

      Endopeptidase that degrades various components of the extracellular matrix, such as fibrin. May be involved in the activation of membrane-bound precursors of growth factors or inflammatory mediators, such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha. May also be involved in tumoral process. Not obvious if able to proteolytically activate progelatinase A. Does not hydrolyze collagen types I, II, III, IV and V, gelatin, fibronectin, laminin, decorin nor alpha1-antitrypsin.
    • Tissue specificity

      Expressed in brain, leukocytes, colon, ovary testis and breast cancer. Expressed also in many transformed and non-transformed cell types.
    • Sequence similarities

      Belongs to the peptidase M10A family.
      Contains 4 hemopexin-like domains.
    • Domain

      The 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

      The precursor is cleaved by a furin endopeptidase.
    • Cellular localization

      Cell membrane. Secreted > extracellular space > extracellular matrix.
    • Information by UniProt
    • Database links

    • Alternative names

      • Matrix metalloproteinase 17 antibody
      • Matrix metalloproteinase 17 membrane inserted antibody
      • Matrix metalloproteinase-17 antibody
      • Membrane type 4 matrix metalloproteinase antibody
      • Membrane type matrix metalloproteinase 4 antibody
      • Membrane-type matrix metalloproteinase 4 antibody
      • Membrane-type-4 matrix metalloproteinase antibody
      • MMP 17 antibody
      • MMP-17 antibody
      • Mmp17 antibody
      • MMP17_HUMAN antibody
      • MT MMP 4 antibody
      • MT MMP4 antibody
      • MT-MMP 4 antibody
      • MT4 MMP antibody
      • MT4-MMP antibody
      • MT4MMP antibody
      • MTMMP 4 antibody
      • MTMMP4 antibody
      see all


    • Anti-MT4-MMP antibody [EP1270Y] (ab51075) at 1/1000 dilution + Mouse brain lysate at 10 µg

      Goat anti-Rabbit HRP labeled at 1/2000 dilution

      Predicted band size: 67 kDa
      Observed band size: 58 kDa
      why is the actual band size different from the predicted?

    • ab51075 (1:50) staining human MT4-MMP in human lymphoma tissue by immunohistochemistry using paraffin embedded tissue.

    • Immunofluorescent staining of HeLa cells using ab51075 (1:50).
    • Immunohistochemical analysis of rat basolateral amygdala tissue, staining MT4-MMP with ab51075.

      Tissue was permeabilized with 0.5% Triton-X 100 before incubating with primary antibody (1/100) for 48 hours at 4°C. An AlexaFluor®568 goat anti-rabbit IgG was used as the secondary antibody.


    This product has been referenced in:

    • Clemente C  et al. MT4-MMP deficiency increases patrolling monocyte recruitment to early lesions and accelerates atherosclerosis. Nat Commun 9:910 (2018). Read more (PubMed: 29500407) »
    • Blanco MJ  et al. Developmental expression of membrane type 4-matrix metalloproteinase (Mt4-mmp/Mmp17) in the mouse embryo. PLoS One 12:e0184767 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28926609) »
    See all 10 Publications for this product

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    Western blot
    Human Cell lysate - whole cell (human cell lines)
    Gel Running Conditions
    Reduced Denaturing (10%)
    Loading amount
    30 µg
    human cell lines
    Blocking step
    Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C

    Mrs. Monika Schumacher

    Verified customer

    Submitted Feb 25 2015

    Western blot
    Guinea pig Tissue lysate - whole (Liver)
    Gel Running Conditions
    Reduced Denaturing (10 %)
    Loading amount
    30 µg
    Blocking step
    Milk as blocking agent for 1 hour(s) and 0 minute(s) · Concentration: 5% · Temperature: 22°C

    Mrs. Monika Schumacher

    Verified customer

    Submitted Jan 23 2015

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