The Quantikine Human MMP-7 Immunoassay is a 4.5 hour solid phase ELISA designed to measure MMP-7 in cell culture supernates, serum, plasma, saliva, and urine. It contains NS0-expressed recombinant human MMP-7 and antibodies raised against the recombinant factor. The Quantikine kit detected both pro- and active forms of recombinant human MMP-7. Natural human MMP-7 showed dose-response curves ...that were parallel to the standard curves obtained using the kit standards, indicating that this kit can be used to determine relative levels of natural human MMP-7.
Store the unopened product at 2 - 8 °C. Do not use past expiration date.
This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.
Alternate Names for Human Total MMP-7 Quantikine ELISA Kit
matrix metallopeptidase 7 (matrilysin, uterine)
matrix metalloproteinase 7 (matrilysin, uterine)
The matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) consist of 24 known human zinc proteases with essential roles in breaking down components of the extracellular matrix (ECM). Additional MMP substrates include cytokines, chemokines, growth factors and binding proteins, cell/cell adhesion molecules, and other proteinases. With a few exceptions, MMPs share common structural motifs including a pro-peptide domain, a catalytic domain, a hinge region, and a hemopexin-like domain. Synthesized as pro-enzymes, most MMPs are secreted before conversion to their active form. MMP activities are modulated on several levels including transcription, pro-enzyme activation, or by their endogenous inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). A subset of MMPs are associated with membranes and designated as membrane-type metalloproteinases (MT-MMP).