• USA Home
  • C9791 - Collagen from calf skin

EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND
C9791 Sigma-Aldrich

Collagen from calf skin

Bornstein and Traub Type I, solid, BioReagent, suitable for cell culture

Purchase

Properties

Related Categories Adhesion, Attachment, and Matrix Factors for Stem Cell Expansion, Attachment Factors, Attachments Factors, Biochemicals and Reagents, Cell Biology,
biological source   calf skin
sterility   non-sterile
product line   BioReagent
form   solid
packaging   poly bottle of 10 mg
  poly bottle of 100 mg
  poly bottle of 250 mg
  poly bottle of 50 mg
availability   not available in Canada (at this time; for questions or status updates, please email us at antibody.canada@sial.com)
surface coverage   6‑10 μg/cm2
solubility   0.1 M acetic acid: 1 mg/mL (Allow to stir at room temperature 1-3 hours until dissolved.)
suitability   suitable for cell culture
storage temp.   2-8°C

Description

Components

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.

Application

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.

Collagen from calf skin has been used:
• as a component of collagen gel matrix for culturing preantral follicles
• as a component of Roswell Park Memorial Institute, for culturing gilthead seabream kidney leukocytes and macrophages and acidophilic granulocytes
• to coat transwells prior to seeding of epithelial cell culture

Other Notes

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.

Packaging

10, 50, 100, 250 mg in poly bottle

Preparation Note

This product was prepared by a modification of Gallop, P.M. and Seifter, S., Meth. Enzymol., VI, 635 (1963). It is soluble at 1 mg/mL in .1 M acetic acid and should be stirred at room temperature for 1-3 hours until dissolved.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Mutations in collagen encoding proteins are implicated cattle diseases. Collagen type I on heat denaturation results in disruption of triple helix to a randomly coils. It has applications in food and cosmetics and is used as biomaterial in in tissue engineering.

General description

Collagen type I is a component of skin, bone, tendon, and other fibrous connective tissues. It is a left handed helix with three polypeptide chains and contains repeating units of glycine, proline and hydroxyproline amino acids. It is a component of extracellular matrix and close to 28 types is present in bovine.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
1

Documents

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin


Request a Serum Sample

Cell Culture Guide
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Cancer Stem Cells: New Targets for Cancer Therapy

Interested in receiving more content like this? Join over 8,000 of your peers who have already signed up for the Cell Informer newsletter.
Keywords: Cancer, Cell attachment, Cell culture, Cell proliferation, Gastrointestinal, Gene expression, Transcription, transformation

Collagen Attachment Protocols, Solubility, and Stability

A1) We recommend transferring the collagen solution to a glass bottle with a screw cap and carefully layering chloroform at the bottom. The amount of chloroform to use should be ~10% of the volume of...
George Sitterley
BioFiles 2008, 3.8, 5.
Keywords: Centrifugation, Dialysis, Filtration, Purification, Sterilizations

Collagen Usage Recommendations

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the connective tissues and internal organs of mammals. It provides the tensile strength of the extracellular matrix (ECM). It is classified into a num...
George Sitterley
BioFiles 2008, 3.8, 4.
Keywords: Cell culture, Morphogenesis

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
15

References

Related Products

related product

Product #

Description

Add to Cart

08168 Timestrip Plus 8 °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?