Collagen I, rat tail

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Collagen is a fibrous protein that consists of three α-chains that can combine to form a rope-like triple helix, providing tensile strength to the extracellular matrix (ECM) where it plays a key role in cell growth, differentiation, attachment, and cell migration. The α-chains contain GXY repeats. Glycine (G) is a small amino acid that fits well in the triple helix. X and Y are typically proline and hydroxyproline, which is critical for collagen stability. Type I is the most common fibrillar collagen (90%) and is mostly found in skin, bone, tendons, and other connective tissues.

Rat tail collagen I can be prepared as a clear gel providing a 3D matrix or surface coated on tissue culture plates as a substrate for culturing primary cells such as keratinocytes and hepatocytes. The rat tail collagen I offered here is supplied at a concentration of 3 mg/mL, providing the flexibility to dilute to lower concentrations.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Concentration: 3 mg/ml, 5 mg/mL, 3 mg⁄ml
Endotoxin Level: ≤10 EU/mL, ≤ 10 EU/ml
Form: Liquid
Product Line: Gibco®
Protein Form: Native
Protein Subtype: Collagen
Research Category: Extracellular Matrix & Cell Adhesion
Shipping Condition: Wet Ice
Species: Rat
Validated Application: Cell Culture
Volume (Metric): 20 ml

Contents & storage

Store in refrigerator (2–8°C) and protect from light.