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L6274 Sigma

Laminin from human placenta

liquid, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions are available for this Product.

Components

Laminin is an extracellular matrix multidomain trimeric glycoprotein, and is the main non-collagenous component of basal lamina that supports adhesion, proliferation and differentiation. Laminin is composed of both A, B1 and B2 chains, which are connected by many disulfide bonds. This laminin product is purified from human placenta using pepsin treatment and immunoaffinity chromatography. SDS-PAGE results in two major bands at 50 kDa and 130-160 kDa.

Application

Laminin supports growth and differentiation of many cell types including epithelial, endothelial, neural, muscle and liver cells. It is recommended for use as a cell culture substratum at 1-2 μg/cm2. The optimal concentration does depend on cell type as well as the application or research objectives.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Laminin proteins are integral components of structural scaffolding in animal tissues. They associate with type IV collagen via entactin and perlecan and bind to cell membranes through integrin receptors, dystroglycan glycoprotein complexes and Lutheran blood group glycoproteins. Laminin has active domains for collagen binding, cell adhesion, heparin binding, and neurite outgrowth fragment.

Caution

It is recommended to store this product at -70°C, where it will remain stable for two years.

Preparation Note

This product is supplied at a concentration of 0.5 mg/mL in 50 mM Tris-HCl, with 150 mM NaCl. It is 0.2 μm filtered. Thaw this solution slowly before use at 2-8°C to avoid gel formation. For use as a coating, dilute in a sterile balanced salt solution, coat culture surface with a minimal volume and incubate at 37°C for two hours. Wash 3 times with PBS before plating cells. Laminin coatings can be stored for one month at 2-8°C.

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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
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A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option: http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/AdvancedSearchPage.do
How do I find price and availability?
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS. To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product, or search here. 
How do you prepare Product L6274, Laminin from human placenta?
To prepare a laminin solution, we recommend that the L6274 be thawed at 2-8°C to avoid the formation of a gel. This can be further diluted in a balanced salt solution. If the product has been thawed at room temperature and ends up as a gel, it cannot be reactivated for use.
How long can cover slips coated with Product L6274, Laminin from human placenta, be stored?
Laminin coatings, such as laminin coated cover slips last about one month at 2-8°C. Do not use the product if discoloration or spider web formations appear on the surface of the coated material.
Is Product L6274, Laminin from human placenta, laminin 1 or 2?
Fifteen laminin trimers have been identified. We do not determine what type of laminin this is. Typically laminin from placenta is considered laminin-2/4 and laminin from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma basement membrane is laminin-1.
My question is not addressed here, how can I contact Technical Service for assistance?
Use the option to the right to "Ask a Question" by email of a Technical Service Scientist.
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