CCN Proteins pp 523-532 | Cite as

Method for Analysis of Matrix Degradation by CCN2 Through the MMP/TIMP System

  • Susan V. McLennan
  • Danqing Min
  • Xiaoyu Wang
  • Stephen M. TwiggEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1489)


Many studies have shown effects of members of the CCN family on matrix synthesis and accumulation but few have examined degradative pathways. This scarcity of information is in part due to the lack of suitable model systems. Here we describe methods for making rhCCN2 and also for the preparation of a biosynthetically labeled matrix substrate that can be used to measure the effect of CCN on cellular or secreted degradative pathways.

Key words

CCN2 Connective tissue growth factor Matrix metalloproteinase Tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase Matrix degradation pathways 



The work described in this chapter was supported by NH&MRC and Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation grants, to Professor Stephen Twigg and Associate Professor Susan McLennan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan V. McLennan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Danqing Min
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoyu Wang
    • 1
  • Stephen M. Twigg
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Greg Brown Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Laboratory, Sydney Medical School, Charles Perkins CentreThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of EndocrinologyRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalCamperdownAustralia

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