Collagen II in Mouse Chondrocytes. Collagen II was detected in immersion fixed mouse mesenchymal stem cell-differentiated chondrocytes using 10 µg/mL Sheep Anti-Mouse Collagen II Antigen Affinity-purified Polyclonal Antibody (Catalog # AF3615) for 3 hours at room temperature. Cells were stained with the NorthernLights™ 557-conjugated Anti-Sheep IgG Secondary Antibody (red; Catalog # NL010) and counterstained with DAPI (blue). View our protocol for Fluorescent ICC Staining of Cells on Coverslips.
Preparation and Storage
Reconstitute at 0.2 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 II
Mouse Type II Collagen is a 100 kDa fibrillar collagen found in cartilage, vitreous body and vertebral disk. It is synthesized as a 1459 amino acid (aa) preproprecursor that contains an N-terminal and a C-terminal proregion. Intracellularly, type II Collagen homotrimerizes into a fibril and is then secreted. The proregions are then cleaved by procollagenases and the processed homotrimer covalently crosslinks to other type II fibrils. Mature mouse Collagen II shares 95% and 98% aa sequence identity with human and rat Collagen II, respectively.
Entrez Gene IDs:
1280 (Human); 12824 (Mouse); 25412 (Rat)
Alpha-1 type II collagen; ANFH; AOM; cartilage collagen; Chondrocalcin; COL11A3; COL2A1; Collagen 2; collagen alpha-1(II) chain; collagen II, alpha-1 polypeptide; collagen type 2; collagen, type II, alpha 1 (primary osteoarthritis, spondyloepiphysealdysplasia, congenital); collagen, type II, alpha 1; Collagen-2; MGC131516; SEDC
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