MMP-2: MMP-2 Protein | MMP-2 Antibody

MMP-2 Gene family

MMP-2 Background

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 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.

Reference for MMP-2

  • 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.

MMP-2 Protein

MMP-2 protein function

Ubiquitinous metalloproteinase that is involved in diverse functions such as remodeling of the vasculature, angiogenesis, tissue repair, tumor invasion, inflammation, and atherosclerotic plaque rupture. As well as degrading extracellular matrix proteins, can also act on several nonmatrix proteins such as big endothelial 1 and beta-type CGRP promoting vasoconstriction. Also cleaves KISS at a Gly-|-Leu bond. Appears to have a role in myocardial cell death pathways. Contributes to myocardial oxidative stress by regulating the activity of GSK3beta. Cleaves GSK3beta in vitro. Involved in the formation of the fibrovascular tissues in association with MMP14.; PEX, the C-terminal non-catalytic fragment of MMP2, posseses anti-angiogenic and anti-tumor properties and inhibits cell migration and cell adhesion to FGF2 and vitronectin. Ligand for integrinv/beta3 on the surface of blood vessels.; Isoform 2: Mediates the proteolysis of CHUK/IKKA and initiates a primary innate immune response by inducing mitochondrial-nuclear stress signaling with activation of the pro-inflammatory NF-kappaB, NFAT and IRF transcriptional pathways.

MMP-2 protein expression

Tissue specificity

Produced by normal skin fibroblasts. PEX is expressed in a number of tumors including gliomas, breast and prostate.


Aspirin appears to inhibit expression.

MMP-2 protein sequence

This sequence information is just for reference only.From Uniport

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MMP-2 Antibody

There are 7 MMP-2 antibodies which are validated in multiple tissues with various applications, including WB, ELISA, FCM, IP. There are 3 MMP-2 antibody for WB, 5 MMP-2 antibody for ELISA, 1 MMP-2 antibody for FCM, 1 MMP-2 antibody for IP. Among all these MMP-2 antibodies, there are 1 anti-MMP-2 mouse monoclonal antibodies , 2 anti-MMP-2 rabbit monoclonal antibodies , 4 anti-MMP-2 rabbit polyclonal antibodies . All the MMP-2 anbodies are produced in house and all are in stock. MMP-2 antibody customerized service is available.

MMP-2 Gene

MMP2 gene / cDNA is a protein-coding gene which located on 16q12.2. The MMP2 gene is conserved in chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, dog, cow, mouse, rat, chicken, zebrafish, and frog.231 organisms have orthologs with human gene MMP2.