Collagen Type IV, human

Catalogue number: CO20411

Product Type Primary Antibodies
Units0.5 ml
Application ELISA
Immunohistochemistry (paraffin)

Type IV Collagen is a non-fibrillary network of different alpha-chains: alpha 1(IV) to-alpha 6(IV). It is typically found in basal membranes of different organs (e.g. skin, lens, lung, kidney). Collagens consist of a family of highly specialized glycoproteins of which at least 16 genetically distinct types are known to date. The basal unit of a collagen molecule consists of a triple-helical structure formed by 3 alpha-chains. Predominant amino acids are glycine, proline and hydroxproline. Regularly also lysines and hydroxylysines occur, which are responsible for cross-linkage and glycosylation of the protein chains. Different composition of alpha-chains and different glycosylation contribute to the high variability of collagens in different tissues and organs. Human collagen type IV 100%; human collagen I, II <0.1%; human collagen III, V <1.0%; human fibronectin < 0.1%; mouse laminin < 0.1% (RIA at 1:10000 dilution).


Immunogen: Purified collagen type IV from human placenta

Affinity purified antibody lyophilized from phosphate buffered solution; no BSA and preservative added!

Purification Method: Affinity purified antibody lyophilized from phosphate buffered solution; no BSA and preservative added!

Concentration: app. 1 mg/ml

Secondary Reagents: Anti-rabbit IgG-conjugates, e.g. anti-rabbit IgG:FITC (Art. No. FI-1000) or anti-rabbit IgG:DyLight488 (Art. No. DI-1488).


Species Reactivity: Human


Incubation Time: IHC(P) 60 min at RT or 2-8°C over night

Working Concentration: (purified, lyophilized) IFA 1:80, IHC(P) 1:500 - 1:1000

Pre-Treatment: After de-waxing the tissue slices they are treated with 0.2% hyaluronidase (app. 300 U/mg e.g. Art. No. HYA02-50) in TBS 15 min at 37°C. Thereafter non-specific binding is blocked by blocking serum or 3% BSA in TBS. For peroxidase systems blocking with 1% peroxide solution in TBS for 30 min at RT is recommended.

Positive Control: Human skin, placenta or lens capsule


This product is intended FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY, and FOR TESTS IN VITRO, not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures involving humans or animals. It may contain hazardous ingredients. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for additional information and proper handling procedures. Dispose product remainders according to local regulations.This datasheet is as accurate as reasonably achievable, but Nordic-MUbio​ accepts no liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this information.

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Protein Reference(s)

Database Name: UniProt

Accession number: P02462 (CO4A1_HUMAN) ; P08572 (CO4A2_HUMAN); P2940

Species Accession: Human