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.
Anti-Collagen 1, Alpha 1 Propeptide Antibody
Collagen 1, alpha 1 propeptide
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)
Antigen Affinity Purified
Synthetic peptide corresponding to amino acid residues specific to the collagen 1, alpha 1 propeptide conjugated to KLH
Human, Mouse, Rat
100 ul in PBS
For research use only. Not intended for therapeutic or diagnostic use. Use of all products is subject to our terms and conditions, which can be viewed on our website.
After date of receipt, stable for at least 1 year at -20°C.