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Collagen from bovine achilles tendon

powder, suitable for substrate for collagenase



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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


1, 5, 10, 25 g in poly bottle

Preparation Note

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


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.


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.

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NONH for all modes of transport
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