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Collagen from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma basement membrane

Type IV (Miller), lyophilized powder, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

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biological source

mouse (Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma basement membrane)




Type IV (Miller)

product line



lyophilized powder


glass bottle of 1 vial


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

surface coverage

6‑10 μg/cm2


0.25% acetic acid: 0.5-2.0 mg/mL (Keep at 2-8 °C for several hours, occasionally swirling.)

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dry ice

storage temp.


General description

The substrate derived from engelbreth-holm-swarm murine sarcoma is laminin rich basement membrane. It is commercially available as matrigel and cultrex. Matrigel is made of type 4 collagen, laminin, heparan sulfate proteoglycan and entactin obtained from engelbreth-holm-swarm murine sarcoma. Type 4 collagen is a major component of basement membrane.
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.


Recommended for use as a cell culture substratum at 6-10 μg/cm2.
Collagen from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma basement membrane has been used in adhesion assays.


1 vial in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Collagen isolated from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma basement membrane helps in the development of 3D nodules. It is also used in 2D coatings.

Other Notes

Native collagen


0.75 mg/vial

Preparation Note

Chloroform treated.
Pepsin is not used in the preparation.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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