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Immunofluorescence analysis of MMP-2 / CLG4A was performed using 70% confluent log phase MCF-7 cells. The cells were fixed with 4% paraformaldehyde for 10 minutes, permeabilized with 0.1% Triton™ X-100 for 10 minutes, and blocked with 1% BSA for 1 hour at room temperature. The cells were labeled with MMP-2 / CLG4A (101) Mouse Monoclonal Antibody (436000) at 2ug/ml in 0.1% BSA and incubated for 3 hours at room temperature and then labeled with Goat anti-Mouse IgG (H+L) Superclonal™ Secondary Antibody, Alexa Fluor® 488 conjugate (A28175) at a dilution of 1:2000 for 45 minutes at room temperature (Panel a: green). Nuclei (Panel b: blue) were stained with SlowFade® Gold Antifade Mountant with DAPI (S36938). F-actin (Panel c: red) was stained with Alexa Fluor® 555 Rhodamine Phalloidin (Product # R415, 1:300). Panel d represents the merged image showing cytoplasmic localization. Panel e shows the no primary antibody control. The images were captured at 60X magnification.
|Tested species reactivity||Human, Mouse, Primate, Rabbit, Rhesus monkey, Rat|
|Host / Isotype||Mouse / IgG1|
|Immunogen||Recombinant protein derived from the N-terminus of human MMP-2 protein (accession # P08253, NP_004521 ), which is identical to Rhesus monkey and chimpanzee and 98% similar to rat and rabbit and 97% to mouse.|
|Storage buffer||PBS, pH 7.4|
|Contains||0.1% sodium azide|
|Tested Applications||Dilution *|
|Flow Cytometry (Flow)||3-5 µg/10^6 cells|
|Immunocytochemistry (ICC)||2 µg/ml|
|Immunofluorescence (IF)||2 µg/ml|
|Immunohistochemistry (Paraffin) (IHC (P))||1:20-1:200|
|Immunoprecipitation (IP)||Assay Dependent|
|Western Blot (WB)||2 µg/ml|
* Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrate the product for use in their own experiment using appropriate negative and positive controls.
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. This gene encodes an enzyme which 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. Mutations in this gene have been associated with Winchester syndrome and Nodulosis-Arthropathy-Osteolysis (NAO) syndrome. Two transcript variants encoding different isoforms have been found for this gene.
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72 kDa gelatinase; 72 kDa type IV collagenase; 72kD gelatinase; 72kD type IV collagenase; 72kDa gelatinase; 72kDa type IV collagenase; CLG4A; collagenase type IV-A; gelatinase A; matrix metallopeptidase 2 (gelatinase A, 72kDa gelatinase, 72kDa type IV collagenase); matrix metalloproteinase 2; matrix metalloproteinase-2; matrix metalloproteinase-II; MMP-2; MMP2; neutrophil gelatinase; PEX
CLG4; CLG4A; GelA; MMP-2; MMP-II; MMP2; MONA; TBE-1