Soluble Collagen Assay Kit (Fluorometric) (BN00764)

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  • Soluble Collagen Assay Kit (Fluorometric) (BN00764)
  • Soluble Collagen Assay Kit (Fluorometric) (BN00764)


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Soluble Collagen Assay Kit (Fluorometric)

Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, accounting for nearly 30% of body protein content. Collagen is an extracellular scaffolding protein found in skin, tendons, bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles, amongst other tissues. There are more than twenty different characterized types of collagen, but the fibrilous types I, II and III comprise more than 90% of the total collagen in mammals. Collagen has a triple helical structure, consisting of three 'preprocollagen' strands with a repeating glycine- and proline-rich tripeptide sequence (Gly-Pro-X) and small end-cap domains called registration peptides. Nascent preprocollagen strands undergo enzymatic post-translational hydroxylation at proline and lysine residues prior to secretion to the extracellular milieu via the golgi apparatus. Once outside the cell, the dangling registration peptides are cleaved off, forming tropocollagen, the monomeric precursor to mature collagen fibers. While mature collagen exists as an insoluble web of extensively crosslinked fibrils, tropocollagen is soluble in dilute acidic solutions. Many diseases are believed to affect collagen synthesis, fibrilization and turnover, including tumor invasion and metastasis, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiopulmonary fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. Assay Genie's Soluble Collagen Assay Kit allows for quantification of newly synthesized (acid-soluble) collagen levels in tissues and cultured cell medium. The assay involves extraction of soluble collagen in acetic acid, followed by enzymatic degradation of collagen into glycine-rich oligopeptides, which are quantified using a fluorogenic reagent and developer solution that selectively react with the N-terminal glycine fragments to form a stable fluorescent complex (Ex/Em = 376/468 nm). The assay is more sensitive and selective than dye-binding (Picrosirius Red) soluble collagen assays, is simple to perform and has a linear range from 0.05 - 2 collagen per well (2.5 /ml to 100 /ml in a 20 sample volume)

Figure: (a) Collagen I Standard curve. (b) Estimation of acid-soluble collagen content in rat tissues. Rat leg muscle, lung and heart samples were homogenized in 0.5 M acetic acid, incubated overnight at 4°C to solubilize collagen and neutralized with 0.5 M NaOH. Collagen levels (calculated as μg collagen/mg wet tissue) for the samples were: 3.83 ± 0.47 μg/mg for muscle, 1.47 ± 0.22 μg/mg for lung and 2.85 ± 0.08 μg/mg for heart. (c) Estimation of secreted soluble collagen in cultured cell growth medium (DMEM/F12 medium). 3T3-L1 fibroblasts were grown to ~80% confluence in T-75 flasks and then treated with either vehicle or TGF-β, a cytokine known to stimulate synthesis and secretion of tropocollagen fibrils. After 48 hours of treatment, the culture medium was removed, centrifuged to
remove debris and was assayed directly (each 10 μl clarified medium, undiluted). TGF-β treatment resulted in a roughly 1.5-fold increase in collagen secretion. Data are mean ± SEM of 3 replicates, assayed according to the kit protocol.

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100 assays

Kit Summary

  • Detection method- Fluorescence (Ex/Em= 376/468 nm).
  • Sample Types- Mammalian tissues, cultured cells and cell culture medium (secreted extracellular collagen)
  • Applications- stimation of newly synthesized collagen in various biological samples and cultured cells

Detection Method

Detection method- Fluorescence (Ex/Em= 376/468 nm)

Species Reactivity

Mammalian tissues, cultured cells and cell culture medium


Estimation of newly synthesized collagen in various biological samples and cultured cells

Features and Benefits

  • Simple, fast and convenient assay
  • Can detect as low as 0.05 µg of soluble collagen in a variety of samples
  • Simple procedure; takes less than ~60 minutes
  • Increased sensitivity (Fluorometric Detection)
  • PCA-free

Kit Components

  • Collagen Assay Buffer
  • Collagenase Enzyme Mix
  • Detection Reaction Buffer
  • Peptide Labelling Reagent
  • Developer Solution
  • Collagen Standard (2 mg/ml)

Storage Conditions


Shipping Conditions

Gel Pack


For Research Use Only! Not For Use in Humans.

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