MMP12 Antibody Staining Protocol for Immunohistochemistry


Description: MMP12 is a Metallopeptidase M10A type protease. MMP-12 degrads extracellular matrix components such as elastin and is involved in tissue remodeling processes. MMP12 is a proteolytic enzyme responsible for cleavage of plasminogen to angiotensin. Studies using animal models of acute and chronic pulmonary inflammatory diseases, have given evidences that MMP-12 is an important mediator of the pathogenesis of these diseases.


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Primary Antibody

Name: Rabbit Anti-MMP12 Antibody

Clone: Rabbit Polyclonal

Supplier: LifeSpan BioSciences

Catalog Number: LS-B6312

Dilution: 1:100 - 1:150 using IHC-TekTM Antibody Diluent (Cat# IW-1000 or IW-1001) to reduce background and unspecific staining and serum blocking step is NOT needed.

Incubation Time/Temp: 60 min/room temperature

Antigen Retrieval
Device: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Steamer Set (Cat# IW-1102)
Buffer/pH value: IHC-TekTM Epitope Retrieval Solution (Cat# IW-1100)
Heat/Cool Temperature: 95-100 ºC/room temperature
Heat/Cool Time: 20 minutes/20 minutes

Detection Methods
Standard Method: ABC Method or LSAB Method
Enhanced Method: Polymeric Methods

Chromogen Substrate
Reagent: DAB Chromogen Substrate
Incubation Time/Temperature: 1-3 minutes/room temperature

Reagent: Mayer's Hematoxylin
Staining Time: 30 seconds

Staining Pattern: Cytoplasmic
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Additional Information:
Species Reactivity: Human, Mouse
Fixation: Formalin fixed paraffin sections
Positive Control: Human lung, pancreas cancer
Negative Control: Omit primary antibody, isotype control, absorption control
Blocking: 2-5% normal serum to reduce unspecific background staining; 0.5-3% H2O2 to block endogenous peroxidase activity; avidin/biotin to block endogenous biotin activity if necessary