Friday, October 09, 2009

MMP-9 Squared

We are feverishly working on adding reagents for studying Autoimmunity and Immune Response. In this context, we wanted to alert you to 2 new publications referencing our Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) antibody.

Zhi-Yuan Zhang, Zhiren Zhang, Caroline Zug, Barbara Nuesslein-Hildesheim, David Leppert and Hermann J. Schluesener. AUY954, a selective S1P1 modulator, prevents experimental autoimmune neuritis. doi:10.1016/j.jneuroim.2009.09.010.

Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is a T cell-mediated autoimmune inflammatory demyelinating disease of the peripheral nervous system and an animal model of human
inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy. AUY954, which targets selectively the sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1), is known to sequester lymphocytes into secondary lymphoid tissues. In EAN rats, AUY954 greatly prevented paraparesis if administrated from the day of immunization. T cell, B cell, and macrophage infiltration, inflammatory demyelination, and local expression of interleukine-17 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in sciatic nerves of EAN rats were significantly decreased by AUY954 treatment. Therefore, S1P1 modulation might be a potential treatment option for inflammatory neuropathies.

Image: MMP-9 expression in the sciatic nerves of control (A) vs AUY954 (B) treated rats.

Yasuki Yasuda, Yoko Matsumura, Kazuki Kasahara, Noriko Ouji, Shigeki Sugiura, Keiichi Mikasa, and Eiji Kita. Microbial exposure early in life regulates airway inflammation in mice after infection with Streptococcus pneumoniae with enhancement of local resistance. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol, Sep 2009; doi:10.1152/ajplung.00193.2009

...with 10% milk in TBST (10mM Tris, 0.15M NaCl, 0.1% Tween-20), followed by probing with goat anti-mouse MMP-9 antibodies (Ab) (Neuromics Antibodies, Edina, MN, GT15020; 1:5000)...

Related Reagents:

CD and Cell Surface Markers
Heat Shock Proteins-New
Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs)
ILs, CCRs, CXCs and STATs
Other Immune Response Antibodies

Immune Response Research Proteins

Apoptosis Research Reagents

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