Synthetic Human MMP12 blocking peptide for Apuri, BL, ELISA
Blocking/Immunizing peptide for anti-MMP12 antibody
Human, Cow, Dog
For in vitro research use only. Not intended for any diagnostic or therapeutic purpose. Not for human or animal consumption.
Shipped at ambient temperature, store at -20°C.
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. It is thought that the protein encoded by this gene is cleaved at both ends to yield the active enzyme, but this processing has not been fully described. The enzyme degrades soluble and insoluble elastin. It may play a role in aneurysm formation and studies in mice suggest a role in the development of emphysema. The gene is part of a cluster of MMP genes which localize to chromosome 11q22.3. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008]
calcium ion binding; endopeptidase activity; metalloendopeptidase activity; peptidase activity; zinc ion binding;
MMP12; matrix metallopeptidase 12 (macrophage elastase); matrix metalloproteinase 12 (macrophage elastase); macrophage metalloelastase; HME; macrophage elastase; matrix metalloproteinase-12; ME; MME; MMP-12; MGC138506;