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Collagen from human placenta

Bornstein and Traub Type I (Sigma Type VIII), powder

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biological source

human placenta




cell culture | mammalian: suitable


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This product is intended to produce thin layer coatings on tissue culture plates to facilitate attachment of anchorage-dependent cells, recommended for use at 6-10 μg/cm2. It is NOT intended for production of 3-D gels. Type I collagen is often used in cell culture as an attachment substratum with myoblasts, spinal ganglia, hepatocytes, embryonic lung, heart explants, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and islet cells have all been cultured successfully on films or gels of type I collagen. Collagen type I may also be used in research of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), studies on the effect of ER stress IPF on lung fibroblasts. Collagen in acidic solution can produce three dimensional scaffolding with use in bioengineering and cell culture applications.


5, 25 mg in glass bottle

Biochem/physiol Actions

Type I collagen is a component of skin, bone, tendon, and other fibrous connective tissues.


All collagen molecules are composed of three polypeptide chains arranged in a triple helical conformation, with a primary structure that is mostly a repeating motif with glycine in every third position and proline or 4-hydroxyproline frequently preceding the glycine residue. Type I collagen differs from other collagens by its low lysine hydroxylation and low carbohydrate composition.

Preparation Note

Prepared by a modification of the pepsin extraction and salt fractionation method of Niyibizi, C., et al., J. Biol. Chem., 259, 14170 (1984). It is an acid soluble collagen that can be dissolved in water with acetic acid added to pH 3.0 (5 mg/mL), yielding an opalescent, colorless solution.

Other Notes

Collagen is classified into a number of structurally and genetically distinct types. We use the nomenclature proposed by Bornstein and Traub. Be wary of confusing Sigma-type designations with recognized collagen classification types.

Storage Class Code

13 - Non Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

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Riina Harjumäki et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 7354-7354 (2019-05-16)
In vitro cell culture or tissue models that mimic in vivo cellular response have potential in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and are a more economical and accurate option for drug toxicity tests than animal experimentation. The design of in
Marta Biedzka-Sarek et al.
Infection and immunity, 76(11), 5016-5027 (2008-09-04)
Yersinia enterocolitica is an enteric pathogen that exploits diverse means to survive in the human host. Upon Y. enterocolitica entry into the human host, bacteria sense and respond to variety of signals, one of which is the temperature. Temperature in
Yinglin Feng et al.
Frontiers in endocrinology, 12, 664766-664766 (2021-08-24)
Preeclampsia is a common obstetric disorder affecting 2-8% of pregnancy worldwide. Fibrosis is an important histological change occurring in preeclamptic placenta, and might depend on the excess deposition of collagen I. However, the role of fibrotic placenta and collagen I
Natalie J Jooss et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 20(11) (2019-06-12)
Platelet interaction with collagens, via von Willebrand factor, is a potent trigger of shear-dependent thrombus formation mediated by subsequent engagement of the signaling collagen receptor glycoprotein (GP)VI, enforced by integrin α2β1. Protein tyrosine kinase Syk is central in the GPVI-induced
Ria Aryani Hayuningtyas et al.
Molecular medicine (Cambridge, Mass.), 27(1), 125-125 (2021-10-05)
C1q has been reported to reveal complement-independent roles in immune and non-immune cells. C1q binds to its specific receptors to regulate distinct functions that rely on the environment and cell types. Discoidin domain receptor 2 (DDR2) is activated by collagen

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