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C4387 Sigma

Collagen from bovine achilles tendon

powder, suitable for substrate for collagenase

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Related Categories Biochemicals and Reagents, Collagen, Proteins and Derivatives, Structural Proteins
form   powder
suitability   suitable for substrate for collagenase
storage temp.   2-8°C

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General description

Collagen is classified into a number of structurally and genetically distinct types. We use the nomenclature proposed by Bornstein and Traub. Do not confuse Sigma type designations with recognized collagen classification types.

Collagen terminology using the Bornstein and Traub designation originates from the reference; Bornstein, P. and Traub, W. The Proteins, (1979) 4, 411-605

Preparation Note

Prepared by the method of Einbinder, J. and Schubert, M., J. Biol. Chem., 188, 335 (1951).

Reconstitution

This product is an insoluble collagen preparation. It is insoluble in water, aqueous buffers, dilute acid, and organic solvents. For use as a substrate in collagenase assays, this collagen can be prepared as a suspension in 50 mM TES buffer, pH 7.4 with 0.36 mM calcium chloride.

Application

Bovine achilles tendon collagen was used in a study of plant extracts as inhibitors of MMP-collagenases, the putative active agents in the breakdown of cartilage in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Collagen from bovine Achilles tendon is a naturally occurring protein in the form of elongated fibrils. It may be used in studies of the fibrocartilaginous zone, which the collagen must first pass through before inserting into the calcaneus. It may also be used in studies of growth factor effects on collagen content and cross-linking during Achilles tendon healing.

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RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
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How should Product No. C4387 be reconstituted?
This product is an insoluble collagen preparation. It is insoluble in water, aqueous buffers, dilute acid, and organic solvents. A suspension can be prepared in 50 mM TES buffer, pH 7.4 with 0.36 mM calcium chloride, but not a clear solution.
What application can Product No. C4387 be used in?
This product is suitable for use as a substrate for collagenase. It is not suitable for use as an attachment factor in coating glassware.
What "type" of collagen does Product No. C4387 consist of?
This collagen is classified as Bornstein and Traub type I. It is not to be confused with Sigma's catalog type which is an organizational placeholder.
What is the structure of the protein Collagen from bovine, Product C4387?
The amino acid sequence of the primary structure is mainly a repeating motif with glycine in every third position, and a proline or 4-hydroxyproline frequently preceding the glycine residue.
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