COL4A3 Human

COL4A3 Human

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  • COL4A3 Human

  • Collagen Type IV Alpha 3 Human Recombinant
  • PRO-387
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Collagen alpha-3(IV) chain, Goodpasture antigen, COL4A3, Glomerular Basal Membrane, GBM.


Type IV collagen is a major structural component of basement membranes. It is a multimeric protein composed of 3 alpha subunits, which are encoded by 6 different genes, alpha 1 through alpha 6. Each of these alpha subunits can form a triple helix structure with 2 other subunits to form type IV collagen. The Goodpasture syndrome is a condition in which autoantibodies bind to the collagen molecules in the basement membranes of alveoli and glomeruli. The epitopes that elicit these autoantibodies are restricted basically to the non-collagenous C-terminal domain of the protein. There are numerous alternative transcripts that appear to be unique to the human COL4A3 and alternative splicing is limited to the six exons that encode this C-terminal domain. COL4A3 is also linked to an autosomal recessive form of Alport syndrome. The mutations contributing to the Alport syndrome are also situated within the exons that encode this C-terminal region. COL4A3 is organized in a head-to-head conformation with another type IV collagen gene so that each gene pair shares a common promoter. Several exons of COL4A3 are interspersed with exons of an uncharacterized gene which is on the opposite strand.


Human α3 chain of collagen IV; identical with the antigen called "glomerular basal membrane antigen" (GBM). Recombinant antigen for solid (ELISA) and fluid phase diagnostic assays. Calculated Molecular weight: 53kDa. Calculated isoelectric point: pH 8.9.

cDNA coding for a minicollagen version of the human collagen IV α3 chain fused to a hexa-histidine purification tag. The term minicollagen designates the removal of most of the epitope-less triplehelical collagenous region (situated between the N-terminal 7S domain and the C-terminal noncollagenous NC1 domain), which is a requirement for recombinant production of this antigen.


Sf9 insect cells.

Physical Appearance

Sterile Filtered clear solution.


The protein solution contains 20mM Hepes, pH 8.0 and 4M Urea.


Recommendations for storage buffer: neutral to slightly alkaline pH and 4M urea as dissociating agent.

Storage temperature: -70°C to -80°C.

Please prevent freeze-thaw cycles.


Greater than 95.0% as determined by SDS-PAGE.

Coating concentration

0.12-0.5 μg/ml (depending on the type of ELISA plate and coating buffer). Suitable for labeling of functional groups.


It has been reported that the immunodominant epitope of GBM is a cryptic epitope that is not easily accessible to the corresponding autoantibodies. It is necessary to treat the protein under nonreducing conditions with a denaturant such as urea to unmask the epitopes (see Hellmark et al. in Autoantibodies, Peter, J.B. and Shoenfeld, Y., eds., Elsevier B.V., 1996, pp 291-298).

Immunological functions

1. Binds IgG-type human auto-antibodies.

2. Standard ELISA test (checkerboard analysis of positive/negative samples.

3. Immunodot test with positive/negative samples.

Safety Data Sheet


ProSpec's products are furnished for LABORATORY RESEARCH USE ONLY. The product may not be used as drugs, agricultural or pesticidal products, food additives or household chemicals.
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