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 MMP's are secreted as inactive proproteins which are activated when cleaved by extracellular proteinases. However, the enzyme encoded by this gene is activated intracellularly by furin within the constitutive secretory pathway. Also in contrast to other MMP's, this enzyme cleaves alpha 1-proteinase inhibitor but weakly degrades structural proteins of the extracellular matrix.
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Western blot analysis of extracts on 293T cells, using MMP-11 Rabbit Monoclonal Antibody (EAB21703) at 1:1000 dilution. Secondary antibody Goat Anti-Rabbit IgG (H&L)-HRP (EAB21002) at 1:5000 dilution.