Collagen I alpha 1 in IMR‑90 Human Cell Line. Collagen I alpha 1 was detected in immersion fixed IMR‑90 human lung fibroblast cell line using Mouse Anti-Human Collagen I alpha 1 Monoclonal Antibody (Catalog # MAB6220) at 10 µg/mL for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained using the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Mouse IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL007) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). Specific staining was localized to cytoplasm. View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.5 mg/mL in sterile PBS.
The product is shipped at ambient temperature. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below. *Small pack size (SP) is shipped with polar packs. Upon receipt, store it immediately at -20 to -70 °C
Stability & Storage
Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
12 months from date of receipt, -20 to -70 °C as supplied.
1 month, 2 to 8 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
6 months, -20 to -70 °C under sterile conditions after reconstitution.
Background: Collagen I alpha 1
Type I collagen is the most abundant structural protein of connective tissues such as skin, bone and tendon. It is synthesized as a procollagen molecule which is characterized by a 300 nm triple helical domain flanked by globular N- and C-terminal propeptides (1). The triple helical domain contains Gly-Xaa-Yaa triplets where Xaa and Yaa are frequently proline and hydroxyproline, respectively. The non-helical propeptides are removed by procollagen N- and C-proteinase activities so that the mature triple helices can self-assemble into collagen fibrils that provide tensile strength to tissues (1). Type I collagen is a heterotrimer that consists of two alpha 1(I) chains and one alpha 2(I) chain, although homotrimers consisting of three identical alpha 1(I) chains have also been described (2). This recombinant mini pro-alpha 1(I) collagen consists of a shortened alpha 1(I) chain with following domain structure from N- to C-terminus: N-propeptide, N‑telopeptide, the 33 most N-terminal Gly-Xaa-Yaa repeats, the 33 most C-terminal Gly-Xaa-Yaa repeats, C-telopeptide and C-propeptide. The preparation contains a mixture of the full-length molecule, pN collagen I( alpha 1) and the C-terminal propeptide. This truncated pro-alpha 1(I) collagen is a substrate for procollagen N-proteinase and procollagen C-proteinase.
Canty, E.G. et al. (2005) J. Cell Sci. 118:1341.
Han, S. et al. (2008) J. Mol. Biol. 383:122.
Entrez Gene IDs:
Alpha-1 type I collagen; COL1A1; Collagen 1 alpha 1; Collagen 1; collagen alpha 1 chain type I; collagen alpha-1(I) chain; Collagen I alpha 1; collagen of skin, tendon and bone, alpha-1 chain; collagen, type I, alpha 1; Collagen1; Collagen-1; OI4; pro-alpha-1 collagen type 1
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