MMP-2 Proteins, Antibodies, cDNA Clones Research Reagents

MMP2 (Matrix Metallopeptidase 2, also known as CLG4; MONA; CLG4A; MMP-2; TBE-1; MMP-II), located on 16q12.2, is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, cow, mouse, rat, chicken, zebrafish, and frog. The gene produces a 73882 Da protein composed of 660 amino acids. This gene is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) gene family. MMP2 is a metalloproteinase that specifically cleaves type IV collagen, the major structural component of basement membranes. The metastatic potential of tumor cells has been found to correlate with the activity of this enzyme.

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    MMP-2 Antibody (7)

      MMP-2 cDNA Clone (13)


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      In lentiviral vector

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        MMP-2 分子背景

        Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2) is an enzyme that degrades components of the extracellular matrix and thus plays a pivotal role in cell migration during physiological and pathological processes. MMP-2 expression is dependent on extracellular matrix metalloproteinase inducer (EMMPRIN), Her2/neu, growth factors, cytokines, and hormones. Pro-MMP-2 activation needs MT1-MMP and TIMP-2 contribution. MMP-2 is changed in distribution and increased in amount in the ventral cochlear nucleus after unilateral cochlear ablation. A low level of MMP-2 is linked to a favorable prognosis in patients with a hormone receptor-negative tumor, usually associated with high risk. As a zymogen requiring proteolytic activation for catalytic activity, MMP-2 has been implicated broadly in the invasion and metastasis of many cancer model systems, including human breast cancer (HBC). Blocking MMP-2 secretion and activation during breast carcinoma development may decrease metastasis. The detection of active MMP-2 alone or the rate of pro-MMP-2 and active MMP-2 is considered a very sensitive indicator of cancer metastasis. Modulation of MMP-2 expression and activation through specific inhibitors and activators may thus provide a new mechanism for breast cancer treatment.

        MMP-2 参考文献

        • Thompson EW, et al. (1994) Collagen induced MMP-2 activation in human breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 31(2-3): 357-70.
        • Jezierska A, et al. (2009) Matrix metalloproteinase-2 involvement in breast cancer progression: a mini-review. Med Sci Monit. 15(2): RA32-40.
        • Fredrich M, et al. (2010) MMP-2 is involved in synaptic remodeling after cochlear lesion. Neuroreport. 21(5): 324-7.

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