Skin maintained ex vivo, protein marker (proteoglycans, ECM receptors…) expression (basal)SKIN-0011
Skin provides a semipermeable barrier which protects the body against environmental damage.
Its resistance, when sustaining mechanical constraints, is due to skin-specific properties and to dermal tissue elasticity, which is attributed to the presence of a network of structural proteins (collagens, elastin, fibrillin, decorin, perlecan, lumican, etc.) in the extracellular matrix of the dermis.
The purpose of this in vitro assay, performed on ex vivo skin, is to evaluate the capacity of compounds to stimulate the synthesis of extracellular matrix proteins, by measuring protein expression, using the immunohistofluorescence technique
Skin (ex vivo) (human)
alpha2 ( alpha2 beta1 integrin identification)
Skin and cutaneous appendices > Epidermis/keratinocyte physiology > Epidermal cohesion > Cell adhesion and cell junctions
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Required quantity of compounds: the required quantity is generally of a few mg or ml but may vary according to the form and solubility of compounds and to the concentrations to be tested. Please contact us for an estimation.
Customized protocols: for this assay, as for all of our assays, we can develop a protocol adapted to your needs. Should you have any question, please contact us.
Validation: the assays listed in the catalogue have undergone a preliminary validation and are subject to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and to validation criteria. However, the robustness of each assay may be different according to the models and to the analytical methods. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Report and experimental data: our services include the writing of a study report in English or in French. This scientific report is provided in a PDF or Microsoft® Office format.
Laboratory / Location: this assay (as all of our assays) will be carried out in our Gençay laboratory in France.
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