*Optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the researcher.
Not tested in other applications.
The antibody is reactive with the native (helical) form of collagen type I in ELISA and dot blot. The product is not reactive when tested on thermally denatured molecules. In immunohistochemical staining of acetone-fixed and unfixed frozen sections, a strong staining of connective tissue fibers is seen. Using the dot blot and ELISA techniques, the antibody shows no cross-reactivity with collagen types, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, IX, X and XI. The epitope recognized by the antibody is sensitive to routine formalin fixation and paraffin embedding.
Ascites, 15 mM sodium azide
Store as concentrated solution. Centrifuge briefly prior to opening vial. For short-term storage (1-2 weeks), store at 4ºC. For long-term storage, aliquot and store at -20ºC or below. Avoid multiple freeze-thaw cycles.
bovine skin collagen type I
For laboratory use only. Not for any clinical, therapeutic, or diagnostic use in humans or animals. Not for animal or human consumption.
collagen type I alpha 1 chain
Collagens are highly conserved throughout evolution and are characterised by an uninterrupted "Glycine X Y" triplet repeat that is a necessary part of the triple helical structure. Type I collagen (95 kDa) is found in bone, cornea, skin and tendon. Mutations in the encoding gene are associated with osteogenesis imperfecta, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, and idiopathic osteoporosis. Reciprocal translocations between chromosomes 17 and 22, where this gene and the gene for Platelet-derived growth factor beta are located, are associated with a particular type of skin tumor called dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, resulting from unregulated expression of the growth factor.