Collagen Type IV from human cell culture

Bornstein and Traub Type IV, 0.3 mg/mL, sterile-filtered, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

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biological source

human cell culture



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pkg of 1 mL


0.3 mg/mL


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

surface coverage

6‑10 μg/cm2

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Gene Information

human ... COL4A1(1282)

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General description

COL4A1 (collagen type IV α 1 chain) belongs to the collagen family. It has an N-terminal 7S domain, a C-terminal globular domain (NC1), and the central triple helical part with short interruptions of the Gly-X-Y repeats . It is an important constituent of type IV collagen in the basement membrane . The COL4A1 gene is located on human chromosome 13q34 .
Collagen IV, derived from human fibroblasts and epithelial cells in a co-culture system, creates an in vitro ECM (extracellular matrix) and serves as an excellent biological scaffold for three dimensional cell culture.

Collagen IV is a heterotrimeric molecules containing two α1-like and one α2-like chain. It is considered essential for completion of embryogenesis and is necessary for proper tissue organization and structural integrity. It is used in vitro as a substrate to enhance adherence and proliferation of many cell types. Produced by human fibroblasts and epithelial cells, Collagen IV is then purified biochemically and provided as a sterile solution at a concentration of 0.3mg/ml in 25% acetic acid.


Collagen Type IV from human cell culture has been used in iPSC (induced pluripotent stem cells) culture and differentiation. It has also been used as membrane coatings.

Biochem/physiol Actions

COL4A1 (collagen type IV α 1 chain) related disorder is associated with pulmonary complication. This gene is a major constituent required in basal membrane stability. Mutations in COL4A1 result in familial porencephaly, infantile hemiplegia, cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) and hemorrhagic stroke.

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dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


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WGK Germany


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Epidemiologically and clinically relevant Group B Streptococcus isolates do not bind collagen but display enhanced binding to human fibrinogen.
Dramsi S, et al.
Microbes and Infection, 14(12), 1044-1048 (2012)
Telomere length defines the cardiomyocyte differentiation potency of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells.
Aguado T, et al.
Stem Cells, 35(2), 362-373 (2017)
Novel mutations in three families confirm a major role of COL4A1 in hereditary porencephaly.
Breedveld G, et al.
Journal of medical Genetics, 43(6), 490-495 (2006)
A severe pulmonary complication in a patient with COL4A1-related disorder: A case report.
Abe Y, et al.
European Journal of Medical Genetics, 60(3), 169-171 (2017)
Association of COL4A1 gene polymorphisms with cerebral palsy in a Chinese Han population.
Bi D, et al.
Clinical Genetics, 90(2), 149-155 (2016)
Extracellular matrix proteins such as laminin, collagen, and fibronectin can be used as cell attachment substrates in cell culture.
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