- TIMP-2 is an extracellular inhibitor of MMPs including MMP1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19. It belongs to the I35 (TIMP) family of irreversible protease inhibitors that function as key modulators of extracellular matrix degradation during tissue development and remodeling. TIMP-2 can also act through an MMP-independent mechanism inhibiting endothelial cell proliferation in vitro and demonstrates anti-angiogenic activities in vivo. Recombinant human TIMP-2 is a 21.8 kDa protein containing 194 amino acid residues.
- Product Overview
- Human TIMP2 expressed in E.coli
- CAT# CSC-CTK0645-10 (10 μg); CAT# CSC-CTK0645-50 (50 μg)
- Greater than 95% as determined by SDS-PAGE and HPLC analysis.
- TIMP-2 activity was measured by its ability to inhibit human MMP-1 induced hydrolysis of a chromogenic peptide substrate at room temperature. Half maximal inhibition was obtained at a TIMP-2 concentration of approximately 0.5 μg/ml, when using an MMP-1 concentration of 1.6 μg/ml.
- Endotoxin Level
- Less than 1 EU/μg.
- Lyophilized from a sterile-filtered solution with no additives.
- Please centrifuge product before opening vial. The lyophilized protein should be reconstituted with distilled, sterile water to a concentration of 0.1-1.0 mg/ml. For further dilution, carrier protein (0.1% BSA or HSA) should be added to avoid loss of bioactivity.
- Storage & Stability
- The lyophilized protein, though stable at room temperature for up to 3 weeks, is best stored desiccated at -20°C. Reconstituted protein should be used immediately or stored long-term in undiluted working aliquots at -20°C. For long-term storage it is recommended to add a carrier protein (0.1% HSA or BSA). Avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
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