Immunostaining of fibrotic mouse lung tissue showing specific staining of collagen I molecules (Cat. #621-COLP, 1:100, red) that are still associated with the cells in which they were synthesized. The blue is staining DNA.
Collagen is an extracellular matrix protein that serves as a scaffold defining the shape and mechanical properties of many tissues and organs including skin, tendon, artery walls, fibrocartilage, bone and teeth. Type 1 collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals. Collagens are synthesized with N-terminal and C-terminal propeptides that are cleaved during maturation and secretion. After cleavage of the propeptides, the most N-terminal and C-terminal remaining sequences are known as telopeptides. Mutations in the collagen 1, alpha 1 gene (COL1A1) are known to cause osteogenesis imperfecta (aka brittle bone disease) (Byers 1989). Furthermore, mutations found in the first 90 residues of the helical region of alpha 1 collagen have been implicated in the prevention or delayed removal of the procollagen N-propeptide leading to a combined osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) phenotype (Cabral et al., 2005)
Volume: 100 µL
Concentration: Lot Specific
Form: Antigen Affinity Purified
Host Species: Rabbit
Species Reactivity: Human, Mouse, Rat
Applications: WB, IHC
Immunogen: Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues specific to the collagen 1, alpha 1 propeptide conjugated to KLH
Gene ID: COL1A1
Antibody Registry ID (RRID): AB_2492060
Physical State: Liquid
Buffer: 100 ul in PBS
Validation and Application Notes
Molecular Weight: 180
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