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Matrix Metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) (Full Length Latent Form)

  • Product Code: X1100
  • Size: 100 Tests
  • Price (USD): $395

Cat #

X1100		 Quantity:      

Product Name

Matrix Metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) (Full Length Latent Form)


Recombinant Human Pro-Collagenase, Full Length, Latent form

Product Type

Recombinant Protein


Enzyme Standard


100 Tests

Price (USD)



The collagenases are members of the matrix metalloproteinase (MMPs) family and at least three distinct forms (MMP-1, MMP-8 and MMP-13) have been identified. Collagenases are produced by many myeloid and non-myeloid cell types. Importantly, collagenase production has been found to increase in inflammation and also in tumor metastasis. Although the collagenases degrade collagen types I, II and III, their substrate specificity varies depending upon their role in physisological and pathological turnover of collagen. This latent pro-collagenase can be used for various purposes such as a reference standard for assaying collagenase activity. The most critical process in assaying for collagenase is the activation of inactive collagenase, since this varies depending upon the method, reagents and type of enzyme. Thus, it is important to use the same reference standard for individual tests. Furthermore, it can be used as a control for testing collagenase inhibitors.


Provided as 0.05M Tris-HCl buffer, pH 7.5 containing 0.15M NaCl, 0.001M CaCl2 and 1% BSA

Customer Storage

Product should be stored at -70ºC. Aliquot to avoid freeze/thaw cycles


1. Exalpha's MMP-8 Assay Kits (Cat. Nos. X1095K & X1096K) 2. Terato, K., et al. 'A rapid assay method of collagenase activity using 14C-labeled soluble collagen as substrate.' Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1976, 445, 753-762 3. Ishikawa, T., Nimni, M.E. A modified collagenase assay method based on the use of p-dioxane. Anal. Biochem. 1979, 92, 136-143