E1270 Sigma

ECM Gel from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma

liquid, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: EHS matrix


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Quality Level   PREMIUM
sterility   dialyzed against chloroform
product line   BioReagent
form   liquid
concentration   8 - 12 mg/mL
impurities   endotoxin, tested
suitability   suitable for cell culture
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   mouse ... Lama1(16772), Lama3(16774), Lama5(16776), Lamb1-1(16777), Lamc1(226519), Lamc2(16782), Nid1(18073), Sdc2(15529)


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Epithelial cells, endothelial cells, muscle cells, nerve cells, tumor cells

Recommended for use as a cell culture substratum. For a 24-well plate, use 230-250 μl/well. For a 96-well plate, use 50-100 μl/well. Thaw gel overnight at 2-8 °C before use. The thawed gel may be diluted up to two-fold with cold (2-8 °C) Dulbecco′s Modified Eagle′s Medium. Gel dilutions should be made before it is added to the plate. ECM will gel within 5 minutes at 20 °C. For prolonged manipulations, work should be conducted below 10 °C. Dispense gel to wells of a multiwell plate using pipettes pre-cooled to 2-8 °C. A gel forms at 37 °C and maintains this form with culture medium for at least 14 days. Cells may be plated on top of a thin gel layer (0.5 mm) or cultured inside a 1 mm layer. When cultured inside, cells should be added to the gel prior to plating at a recommended density of 3-4 × 104 cells per mL. To dissociate cells from the gel, use protease (dispase) dissolved in PBS without calcium, magnesium, and EDTA at a working concentration of 0.6-2.4 units/ml.


ECM gel may be stored up to 72 hours at 2-8 °C.

Other Notes

ECM gel is composed primarily of laminin, collagen type IV, heparan sulfate proteoglycan and entactin. Approximately 8-12 mg/ml basement membrane matrix protein in Dulbecco′s modified Eagle′s medium with 50 μg/ml gentamicin.

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