||Full length MMP7 enzyme purified from transfected human kidney cells.
||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 MMPs are secreted as inactive proproteins which are activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases. The enzyme encoded by this gene degrades proteoglycans, fibronectin, elastin and casein and differs from most MMP family members in that it lacks a conserved C-terminal protein domain. The enzyme is involved in wound healing, and studies in mice suggest that it regulates the activity of defensins in intestinal mucosa. The gene is part of a cluster of MMP genes which localize to chromosome 11q22.3.
||The enzyme is supplied as a mixture of the zymogen and active enzyme, in:Preservative: 0.01% Sodium AzideConstituents: 50% Glycerol, 0.025% Brij 35, 5mM Calcium chloride, 250mM Sodium chloride, 10 mM MES, pH 5.0
||Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C. Avoid freeze / thaw cycles.
||Belongs to the peptidase M10A family.