Purification of MMPs and TIMPs.
Shimokawa K-I., Nagase H.
A number of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and their endogenous inhibitors called tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) from natural sources have been identified. This chapter describes the purification methods of MMPs-1, -2, -3, -7, -8, -9, -10, -12, and -13 and TIMPs-1 and -2. The sources of the proteins and assay methods to detect their activities are also described.