Recombinant Human MMP-1 Protein, CF


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Recombinant Human MMP-1 Protein, CF Summary

Details of Functionality
Measured by its ability to cleave a fluorogenic peptide substrate Mca-KPLGL-Dpa-AR-NH2 (Catalog # ES010). The specific activity is > 400 pmol/min/µg, as measured under the described conditions.
Mouse myeloma cell line, NS0-derived human MMP-1 protein
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N-terminal Sequence
Structure / Form
Pro form
Protein/Peptide Type
Recombinant Enzymes
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Endotoxin Note
<1.0 EU per 1 μg of the protein by the LAL method.


  • Enzyme Activity
Theoretical MW
52 kDa.
Disclaimer note: The observed molecular weight of the protein may vary from the listed predicted molecular weight due to post translational modifications, post translation cleavages, relative charges, and other experimental factors.
52-55 kDa, reducing conditions
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901-MP in the following applications:

Packaging, Storage & Formulations

Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
  • 6 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
  • 3 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after opening.
Supplied as a 0.2 μm filtered solution in MES, NaCl, CaCl2 and Brij-35.
>95%, by SDS-PAGE under reducing conditions and visualized by silver stain
Assay Procedure
  • Assay Buffer: 50 mM Tris, 10 mM CaCl2, 150 mM NaCl, 0.05% (w/v) Brij-35, pH 7.5 (TCNB)
  • Recombinant Human MMP-1 (rhMMP-1) (Catalog # 901-MP)
  • p-aminophenylmercuric acetate (APMA), (Sigma, Catalog # A-9563), 100 mM stock in DMSO
  • Substrate: MCA-Lys-Pro-Leu-Gly-Leu-DPA-Ala-Arg-NH2 (R&D Systems, Catalog # ES010)
  • F16 Black Maxisorp Plate (Nunc, Catalog # 475515)
  • Fluorescent Plate Reader (Model: SpectraMax Gemini EM by Molecular Devices) or equivalent
  1. Dilute rhMMP-1 to 50 µg/mL in Assay Buffer.
  2. Activate 50 µg/mL rhMMP-1 by adding APMA to a final concentration of 1 mM.
  3. Incubate at 37 °C for 2 hours.
  4. Dilute activated rhMMP-1 to 1 ng/µL in Assay Buffer.
  5. Dilute Substrate to 20 µM in Assay Buffer.
  6. Load into a black well plate 50 µL of 1 ng/µL rhMMP-1 and start the reaction by adding 50 µL of 20 µM Substrate. Include a Substrate Blank containing 50 µL Assay Buffer, 50 µL Substrate, and no rhMMP-1.
  7. Read at excitiation and emission wavelengths of 320 nm and 405 nm, respectively, in kinetic mode for 5 minutes.
  8. Calculate specific activity:

     Specific Activity (pmol/min/µg) =

Adjusted Vmax* (RFU/min) x Conversion Factor** (pmol/RFU)
amount of enzyme (µg)

     *Adjusted for Substrate Blank

     **Derived using calibration standard MCA-Pro-Leu-OH (Bachem, Catalog # M-1975).

Per Well:
  • rhMMP-1: 0.050 µg
  • Substrate: 10 µM


This product is produced by and ships from R&D Systems, Inc., a Bio-Techne brand.

Alternate Names for Recombinant Human MMP-1 Protein, CF

  • CLGmatrix metalloprotease 1
  • CLGN
  • EC 3.4.24
  • EC
  • Fibroblast collagenase
  • interstitial collagenase
  • matrix metallopeptidase 1 (interstitial collagenase)
  • matrix metalloproteinase 1 (interstitial collagenase)
  • Matrix metalloproteinase-1
  • MMP1
  • MMP-1


Matrix metalloproteinases are a family of zinc and calcium dependent endopeptidases with the combined ability to degrade all the components of the extracellular matrix. MMP-1 (interstitial collagenase), can degrade a broad range of substrates including types I, II, III, VII, VIII, and X collagens as well as casein, gelatin, alpha ‑1 antitrypsin, myelin basic protein, L-Selectin, pro-TNF, IL-1 beta , IGF-BP3, IGF-BP5, pro MMP-2 and pro MMP-9. A significant role of MMP-1 is the degradation of fibrillar collagens in extracellular matrix remodeling, characterized by the cleavage of the interstitial collagen triple helix into ¾, ¼ fragments. However, as the list of substrates above illustrates, the role of MMP-1 is more diverse than originally envisaged, and may involve enzyme cascades, cytokine regulation and cell surface molecule modulation. MMP-1 is expressed by fibroblasts, keratinocytes, endothelial cells, monocytes and macrophages. Structurally, MMP-1 may be divided into several distinct domains; a pro-domain which is cleaved upon activation; a catalytic domain containing the zinc binding site; a short hinge region and a carboxyl terminal (hemopexin-like) domain.

  1. Cawston, T.E. (2004) in Interstitial Collagenase. Barrett, A.J. et al. (eds): Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, San Diego: Academic Press, p. 472.

Publications for MMP-1 (901-MP)(16)

We have publications tested in 3 confirmed species: Human, Rat, Bovine.

We have publications tested in 3 applications: Bioassay, ELISA (Standard), Enzyme Assay.

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Y Wu, Y Tang, X Zhang, Z Chu, Y Liu, C Tang MMP-1 promotes osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells via the JNK and ERK pathway Int J Biochem Cell Biol, 2020-11-04;129(0):105880. 2020-11-04 [PMID: 33157237] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
L Kumar, W Colomb, J Czerski, CR Cox, SK Sarkar Efficient protease based purification of recombinant matrix metalloprotease-1 in E. coli Protein Expr. Purif., 2018-04-04;0(0):. 2018-04-04 [PMID: 29626520] (Enzyme Assay) Enzyme Assay
N Willumsen, CL Bager, DJ Leeming, AC Bay-Jensen, MA Karsdal Nidogen-1 Degraded by Cathepsin S can be Quantified in Serum and is Associated with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Neoplasia, 2017-03-07;19(4):271-278. 2017-03-07 [PMID: 28282545] (Enzyme Assay, Human) Enzyme Assay Human
Shams-Un-Nisa Naveed MMP-1 Activation Contributes to Airway Smooth Muscle Growth and Asthma Severity Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med, 2017-04-15;0(0):. 2017-04-15 [PMID: 27967204] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
Shashi K Gopal Transformed MDCK cells secrete elevated MMP1 that generates LAMA5 fragments promoting endothelial cell angiogenesis Sci Rep, 2016-06-21;6(0):28321. 2016-06-21 [PMID: 27324842] (Enzyme Assay, Human) Enzyme Assay Human
Ichikawa T, Sugiura H, Koarai A, Minakata Y, Kikuchi T, Morishita Y, Oka A, Kanai K, Kawabata H, Hiramatsu M, Akamatsu K, Hirano T, Nakanishi M, Matsunaga K, Yamamoto N, Ichinose M TLR3 activation augments matrix metalloproteinase production through reactive nitrogen species generation in human lung fibroblasts. J Immunol, 2014-04-23;192(11):4977-88. 2014-04-23 [PMID: 24760149] (Bioassay, Human) Bioassay Human
Djokic J, Fagotto-Kaufmann C, Bartels R, Nelea V, Reinhardt D Fibulin-3, -4, and -5 are highly susceptible to proteolysis, interact with cells and heparin, and form multimers. J Biol Chem, 2013-06-19;288(31):22821-35. 2013-06-19 [PMID: 23782690] (Enzyme Assay, Human) Enzyme Assay Human
Zhang Y, Mao X, Schwend T, Littlechild S, Conrad G Resistance of corneal RFUVA-cross-linked collagens and small leucine-rich proteoglycans to degradation by matrix metalloproteinases. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2013-02-05;54(2):1014-25. 2013-02-05 [PMID: 23322569] (Enzyme Assay, Bovine) Enzyme Assay Bovine
Devel L, Beau F, Amoura M, Vera L, Cassar-Lajeunesse E, Garcia S, Czarny B, Stura E, Dive V Simple pseudo-dipeptides with a P2&#039; glutamate: a novel inhibitor family of matrix metalloproteases and other metzincins. J Biol Chem, 2012-06-11;287(32):26647-56. 2012-06-11 [PMID: 22689580] (Enzyme Assay) Enzyme Assay
Zhao X, Qureshi F, Eastman PS, Manning WC, Alexander C, Robinson WH, Hesterberg LK Pre-analytical effects of blood sampling and handling in quantitative immunoassays for rheumatoid arthritis. J. Immunol. Methods, 2012-02-17;378(1):72-80. 2012-02-17 [PMID: 22366959] (ELISA (Standard)) ELISA (Standard)
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