• USA Home
  • C6745 - Collagen Type IV from human cell culture

C6745 Sigma-Aldrich

Collagen Type IV from human cell culture

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



Related Categories Attachment Factors, Cell Culture, Reagents and Supplements More...
Quality Level   200
biological source   human cell culture
sterility   sterile-filtered
product line   BioReagent
form   solution
packaging   pkg of 1 mL
concentration   0.3 mg/mL
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
surface coverage   6‑10 μg/cm2
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C
Gene Information   human ... COL4A1(1282)


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.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Please Enter a Lot Number

Certificate of Origin (COO)

Please Enter a Lot Number

Request a Serum Sample

Pipette Controller from Brand
Protocols & Articles


Extracellular Matrix Proteins and tools for cell culture optimization

Animal cells and tissue culture techniques are constantly improved to optimize in vitro cell culture conditions. Extracellular Matrix (ECM) proteins coating, chemical or physical modification of the ...
Keywords: Adhesion, Angiogenesis, Apoptosis, Asymmetric synthesis, Cancer, Cell attachment, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Coagulation, Endocrinology, Growth factors, Hormones

What is the Extracellular Matrix?

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is secreted by cells and surrounds them in tissues. It has long been understood to be the structural support for cells since its characteristics set the characteristics...
Keywords: Adhesion, Cell culture, Cellular processes, Epimerizations, Growth factors, Immobilization, Sulfations

Related Content

Cell Culture Troubleshooting Guide

Cell culture has become one of the most fundamental techniques for modeling biological systems, and is of increasing importance in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors as well as an essential...
Keywords: Antibiotics, Apoptosis, Cell attachment, Cell culture, Cryopreservation, Filtration, Growth factors, Pharmaceutical, Phase transitions

Peer-Reviewed Papers


Related Products

related product

Product #


Add to Cart

06693 Timestrip Plus -20 °C

Technical Service:

Our team of scientists has experience in all areas of research including Life Science, Material Science, Chemical Synthesis, Chromatography, Analytical and many others.

Bulk Ordering & Pricing:

Need larger quantities for your development, manufacturing or research applications?