This antibody does not cross-react with Collagens I, II, III, or V.
For immunohistochemistry on frozen sections, fixation with acetone for 5 minutes at -20°C is recommended. Immunohistochemistry on paraffin sections has worked, but is less effective than staining on frozen tissues.
Reconstitute with 1 mL of distilled water. Store reconstituted product at 4°C.
Collagen IV is a major constituent of the basement membranes along with laminins and enactins. It is composed of alpha 1 IV chain and alpha 2 IV chain in 2:1 ratio. It can form insoluble fibers with high tensile strength. Antibody to collagen IV is useful in detecting the loss of parts of basement membrane in carcinomas.
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Protein Aliases: Arresten; Canstatin; COL4A1 NC1 domain; Collagen alpha-1(IV) chain; Collagen alpha-2(IV) chain; collagen IV, alpha-1 polypeptide; collagen of basement membrane, alpha-1 chain; collagen, type IV, alpha 1
Gene Aliases: BSVD; COL4A1; COL4A2; ICH; POREN2; RATOR