Specificity This antibody reacts specifically with MMP-26
Modification No modification has been applied to this antibody
Modification site None
Clonality Polyclonal Antibody
Clone Polyclonal Antibodies
Concentration 1ug per 1ul
Subcellular locations N/A
Antigen Source KLH conjugated synthetic peptide derived from human MMP26 intermedial
Gene ID 56547
Swiss Prot N/A
Applications with corresponding dilutions IF(IHC-P)(1:50-200)
Cross reactive species Human (Homo sapiens)
Cross Reactive Species details No significant cross reactivity has been observed for this antibody for the tested species. However, note that due to limited knowledge it is impossible to predict with 100% guarantee that the antibody does not corss react with any other species.
Background information Matrix metalloproteinase 26 preprotein; gelatinase A; 70kD type IV collagenase; gelatinase neutrophil. Proteins of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family are involved in the breakdown of extracellular matrix in normal physiological processes as well as in disease processes. Most MMP's are secreted as inactive proproteins which are activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases. MMP26 degrades type IV collagen, the major structural component of basement membranes. The enzyme plays a role in endometrial menstrual breakdown, regulation of vascularization and the inflammatory response.Proteins of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) family are involved in the breakdown of extracellular matrix in normal physiological processes, such as embryonic development, reproduction, and tissue remodeling, as well as in disease processes, such as arthritis and metastasis. Most MMP's are secreted as inactive proproteins which are activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases. MMP26, also known as Matrilysin 2, was first cloned from human fetal cells, and identified as an MMP most closely related to MMP7 (Matrilysin 1). The homology between MMP7 and MMP26 is low (only 38% identical), thus the functions are unlikely to be similar. Homology is much higher (48% identical) for the comparable region of MMP12, but MMP26 appears to have broader substrate specificity than does MMP12. MMP26, like MMP7, lacks the hemopexin domain common to the other MMPs, but contains a Propeptide domain, cysteine switch activation site, followed by a catalytic domain, and a short vestige of the hinge region. MMP26 is apparently not glycosylated, and is a secreted MMP. Tissue analysis shows MMP26 most strongly in placenta and uterus, but also in kidney cells, lung cells, lymphocytes and lung or endometrial carcinoma cells. MMP26 is proteolytically active, cleaving casein in zymograms, and gelatin, a1PI, fibrinogen, fibronectin, vitronectin, type IV collagen, and apparently activating MMP9.
Purification method Purified by Protein A.
Storage Water buffered solution containing 100ug/ml BSA, 50% glycerol and 0.09% sodium azide. Store at 4°C for 12 months.
Advisory Avoid freeze/thaw cycles as they may denaturate the polypeptide chains of the antibody, thus reducing its reactivity, specificity and sensitivity. For antibodies that are in liquid form or reconstituted lyophilized antibodies small amounts could become entrapped on the seal or the walls of the tube. Prior to use briefly centrifuge the vial to gather all the solution on the bottom.
Properties For facs or microscopy Alexa 1 conjugate.
Conjugation Alexa Fluor,ALEXA FLUOR® 594
Conjugated Alexa conjugate 1
Group Polyclonals and antibodies
About Polyclonals can be used for Western blot, immunohistochemistry on frozen slices or parrafin fixed tissues. The advantage is that there are more epitopes available in a polyclonal antiserum to detect the proteins than in monoclonal sera.