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Collagen Type IV from human and bovine placenta
These antibodies are well suited to detect extracellular matrix proteins in normal as well as disease state tissues. Disruption of tissue organization is the hallmark of neoplasia. Malignant lesions can be distinguished from benign by examining the breakdown of basement membranes and loss of 3-dimensional architecture. Malignant cells are presumed to use matrix metalloproteases to degrade barriers created by the extracellular matrix which then allows metastasis to occur. Collagenases, stomelysins and gelatinases can collectively degrade all of the various components of the extracellular matrix, including fibrillar and non-fibrillar collagens and basement membrane glycoproteins.
Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab6581 in the following tested applications.
The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.
|ELISA||1/4000 - 1/8000.|
|IP||Use at an assay dependent concentration.|
|WB||1/5000 - 1/10000. Not recommended for use under denaturing conditions.|
|IHC-P||1/1000 - 1/5000.|
Immunohistochemical analysis of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded human tissue sections, labelling Collagen IV with ab6581 at a concentration of 10 µg/mL for 1 hour at room temperature. The left panel is human kidney sections with the right panel being human liver sections. Antigen retrival was performed with 0.01 M sodium citrate buffer at pH 6.0 at 99°C for 20 mins. The secondary used was a rabbit peroxidase secondary antibody at a 1/10,000 dilution incubated for 45 mins at room temperature. Counterstaining against nuclear DNA was hematoxylin.