Approx. 100mg/vial (Volume 22 - 25ml/vial, see label for lot-specific protein concentration)
apparent mol wt 115-130 kDa by SDS-PAGE (doublet)
apparent mol wt 215-235 kDa by SDS-PAGE (doublet)
pkg of 1 vial
cell culture | mammalian: suitable
rat ... Col1a1(29393)
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Collagen solutions should be stored in the refrigerator at 2-8 °C for up to 1 year, unless it becomes contaminated.
The solubility specifications for this product is clear to hazy colorless solution with a few insolubles at 1 mg/ml in water with 2 μl acetic acid (or 0.1 N acetic acid). The insolubles can be removed by settling or centrifugation.
Not all lots of C7661 are suitable for 3D gels. Product No. C4243 has been use-tested in this application. If C4243 is not available, we recommend that customers screen lots of C7661 to try to make 3D gels. We have found that collagen that has been sterilized by gamma-irradiation or by chloroform cannot be used to make 3D collagen gels. The following protocol can be used to make collagen gels: Materials required:Collagen gel solution 1.5 - 3 mg/mL 10X tissue culture medium containing phenol red Sodium bicarbonate or HEPES buffer Procedure: 1.Measure out 800 μL of collagen solution. 2.Add 100 μL of 10X medium (buffered with 1X sodium bicarbonate or HEPES) 3.Adjust pH with 1 N sodium hydroxide, if required (100 μl or less) 4.Add 10X medium to bring volume to 1 ml 5.Mix contents well. Solution should maintain red color to indicate physiological pH6. Dispense into wells to a depth of 1-2 mm (approx. 15 μL/well) 7.Transfer to 37 °C for 20-40 minutes 8.Examine for gel formation The above volumes represent quantities for use in 24 well plates. Volumes can be adjusted to accommodate any culture vessel.
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