Store vial at 4° C prior to restoration. Restore with 0.05 mL of deionized water (or equivalent). For extended storage aliquot contents and freeze at -20° C or below. Avoid cycles of freezing and thawing. Centrifuge product if not completely clear after standing at room temperature. This product is stable for several weeks at 4° C as an undiluted liquid. Dilute only prior to immediate use. Expiration date is one (1) year from date of restoration.
Typically negligible cross reactivity against other types of collagens was detected by ELISA against purified standards. Some class specific anti-collagens may be specific for three-dimensional epitopes which may result in diminished reactivity with denatured collagen or formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissues. This antibody reacts with most mammalian Type VI collagens and has negligible cross-reactivity with Type I, II, III, IV and V collagens. Non-specific cross reaction of anti-collagen antibodies with other human serum proteins or non-collagen extracellular matrix proteins is negligible.
The extensive family of COL gene products (collagens) is composed of several chain types, including fibril-forming interstitial collagens (typesI, II, III and V) and basement membrane collagens (type IV), each type containing multiple isoforms. Collagens are fibrous, extracellular matrix proteins with high tensile strength and are the major components of connective tissue, such as tendons and cartilage. All collagens contain a triple helix domain and frequently show lateral self-association in order to form complex connective tissues. Several collagens also play a role in cell adhesion, important for maintaining normal tissue architecture and function.
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Protein Aliases: alpha 1 (VI) chain (61 AA); Collagen alpha-1(VI) chain; collagen VI, alpha-1 polypeptide; collagen, type VI, alpha 1
Gene Aliases: BTHLM1; COL6A1; OPLL; UCHMD1
UniProt ID: (Human) P12109
Molecular Function: extracellular matrix structural protein