Immunization Grade Rat Type I Collagen, 5 mg, lyophilized
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The term “freeze-dry” is a lay description for the process of lyophilization protein powder. It is the conversion of water from a frozen state to a gaseous state without going through a liquid state. Aliquoting with 25 mM HEPES-KOH, pH 7.2 and 1 mM DTT and 10% weight on volume glycerol is suitable for storage of the reconstituted powder. The freeze-dry process removes moisture from the cells of specimens while the specimens remain frozen.Rats are used to make rat monoclonal anti mouse antibodies. There are less rat- than mouse clones however. Rats genes from rodents of the genus Rattus norvegicus are often studied in vivo as a model of human genes in Sprague-Dawley or Wistar rats.
Collagen Types in bones and muscles can be hydrolyzed and used in human grafts. ( Type II )