BioAim Scientific (Kanada)
The BioAim Human TIMP-2 EasyTestTM ELISA kit can quantitatively measure TIMP-2 in human serum or plasma. It is a simple and rapid technology for the quantitation of antigen in a range of sample matrices. The whole process takes less than 1.5 hours with high accuracy and precision. EasyTestTM ELISA is faster and easier to perform than standard format ELISA with less reagent handling and fewer pipetting steps.Research Area Angiogenesis; Cancer Biomarker;
Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2(TIMP-2) Background: TIMPs-1 through -4 regulate the activity of zinc metalloproteases known as MMPs, ADAMs and ADAMTSs. Structurally, TIMPs contain two domains. The N-terminal domain binds to the active site of mature metalloproteases via a 1:1 non-covalent interaction, blocking access of substrates to the catalytic site. In addition, The C-terminal domain of TIMP-1 and TIMP-2 binds to the hemopexin- like domain of pro-MMP-9 and pro-MMP-2, respectively. The latter binding is essential for the cell surface activation of MMP-2 by MMP-14. TIMP-2 functions as both an MMP inhibitor and an activator. TIMPs inhibit all active MMPs, but different TIMPs inhibit different MMPs better than other TIMPs. For example, TIMP-1 inhibits MMP-7, MMP-9, MMP-1 and MMP-3 better than TIMP-2, and TIMP-2 inhibits MMP-2 more effectively than other TIMPs. In melanocytic cells TIMP2 gene expression may be regulated by MITF.
|Antigen Name||Tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 2|
|Detection Range||65.5-16000 pg/ml|