Target of this antibody:
Alternative names of antibody target:
120355 , P22894 , CLG1 , HNC, PMNL-CL , EC 188.8.131.52 , MMP-8 , Matrix metalloproteinase
The matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a family of peptidase enzymes responsible for the degradation of extracellular matrix components, including collagen, gelatin, fibronectin, laminin and proteoglycan. Transcription of MMP genes is differentially activated by phorbol ester, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB). MMP catalysis requires both calcium and zinc. Unlike other members of the MMP family, MMP-8 is expressed exclusively in inflammatory conditions. MMP-8 is also the predominant collagenase expressed in ulcers and healing wounds.
Clonality of antibody:
This antibody reacts with:
Human, mouse, rat
Synthetic peptide mapping to the hinge region of the human MMP-8 sequence
Concentration of antibody:
Form of antibody:
Formulation of this antibody:
100 µg (0.5 mg/ml) protein A affinity purified rabbit polyclonal antibody in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) containing 50% glycerol, 1% BSA, and 0.02% thimerosal.
This antibody has been succesfully tested for use in following methods:
Western blot, Immunoprecipitation, Immunohistochemistry
Western blotting (1-4 µg/ml), immunoprecipitation (10-20 µg/ml), and Immunohistochemistry (15-25 µg/ml). However, the optimal concentrations should be determined individually. The antibody recognizes latent (85 kDa) and active forms (25-65 kDa) of MMP8 from human, mouse, and rat origins.
Shelf time: 12 months in temp.: -20 deg.C
How to handle this antibody:
The antibody solution should be gently mixed before use.
This antibody needs to be stored at + 4°C in a fridge short term in a concentrated dilution. Freeze thaw will destroy a percentage in every cycle and should be avoided.
If you buy Antibodies supplied by Biovision they should be stored frozen at - 24°C for long term storage and for short term at + 5°C.