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C9879 Sigma-Aldrich

Collagen from bovine achilles tendon

powder, suitable for substrate for collagenase



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form   powder
suitability   suitable for substrate for collagenase
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

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.

Collagen terminology using the Bornstein and Traub designation originates from the reference; Bornstein, P. and Traub, W. The Proteins, (1979) 4, 411-605


1, 5, 10, 25 g in poly bottle

Preparation Note

Prepared by the method of Einbinder, J. and Schubert, M., J. Biol. Chem., 188, 335 (1951).


This product is an insoluble collagen preparation. It is insoluble in water, aqueous buffers, dilute acid, and organic solvents. For use as a substrate in collagenase assays, this collagen can be prepared as a suspension in 50 mM TES buffer, pH 7.4 with 0.36 mM calcium chloride.


Bovine achilles tendon collagen was used in a study of plant extracts as inhibitors of MMP-collagenases, the putative active agents in the breakdown of cartilage in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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How should Product No. C9879, Collagen from bovine, be reconstituted?
This product is an insoluble collagen preparation. It is insoluble in water, aqueous buffers, dilute acid, and organic solvents. A suspension can be prepared in 50 mM TES buffer, pH 7.4 with 0.36 mM calcium chloride, but not a clear solution.
What application can Product No. C9879, Collagen from bovine, be used in?
This product is suitable for use as a substrate for collagenase. It is not suitable for use as an attachment factor in coating glassware.
What is the structure of the Collagen from bovine - C9879?
The amino acid sequence of the primary structure is mainly a repeating motif with glycine in every third position, and a proline or 4-hydroxyproline frequently preceding the glycine residue.
What is the molecular weight of product C9879, Collagen from bovine achilles tendon?
Since product C9879 is an insoluble collagen preparation, it is difficult to make any kind of molecular weight determination. However, based on the reported structure of this collagen, the expected molecular weight would be approximately 300 kDa.
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