MMP 3 Human, HEK

MMP 3 Human, HEK

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  • MMP 3 Human, HEK

  • Matrix Metalloproteinase-3 Human Recombinant, HEK
  • ENZ-284
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Catalogue number



Stromelysin-1, EC, Matrix metalloproteinase-3, MMP-3, Transin-1, SL-1, STMY, STR1, STMY1, MGC126102, MGC126103, MGC126104.


MMP-3 enzyme is also known as Stromelysin-1or as Transin-1 which hydrolyzes natural collagen at physiological pH and temperature. It dissolves the intervertebral nucleus pulposus and annulus fibrosus of Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disk . MMP-3 hydrolyzes components of the extracellular matrix like proteoglycan, laminin, fibronectin, gelatin and collagen types III, IV and IX. It also activates pro-MMP-9 and pro-MMP-8 and superactivates plasmin activated MMP-1. MMP-3 is secreted as a latent proenzyme and is activated by a variety of proteinases, e.g. plasmin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, cathepsin G or human neutrophil elastase. MMP-3 was found to be capable of activating the precursor of IL1-beta.


MMP-3 Human Recombinant produced in HEK293 cells is a proform of the Human MMP3 [Tyr18-Cys477 (Lys45Glu)] and fused with a ployhistide tag at the C-terminus, having an Mw of 52kDa.
MMP-3 is purified by proprietary chromatographic techniques.


HEK293 cells.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered colorless solution.


The MMP-3 is supplied as a 0.2µm filtered solution in 20mM Tris-HCl, 150mM NaCl and 0.05% Brij35, pH 7.5.


Store at 4°C if entire vial will be used within 2-4 weeks. Store, frozen at -20°C for longer periods of time.
Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.


Greater than 95% as determined by SDS-PAGE.

Biological Activity

The activity was measured by its ability to cleave the fluorogenic peptide substrate, Mca-RPKPVE-Nval-WRK(Dnp)-NH2. The specific activity is > 150 pmoles/min/µg.
Recombinant Human MMP-3 protein pro form needs to be activated with Chymotrypsin.
Activation Protocol:
1. Dilute MMP3 to 20µg/ml in the Assay Buffer: 50mM Tris, 10mM CaCl2, 150mM NaCl, 0.05% (w/v) and Brij 35, pH 7.5.
2. Activate MMP3 by adding Chymotrypsin(Sigma, Catalog#C­3142,1mg/ml stock in 1mM HCl) to a final concentration of 5ug/ml.
3. Incubate at 37°C for 30 minutes.
4. Stop activation with 2mM PMSF. Pre-warm the PMSF to 37°C prior to adding to sample.

Safety Data Sheet


Prospec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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