Collagen Hybridizing Peptide, Biotin Conjugate (B-CHP)


Unit size: 0.3 mg, sufficient for 100 histopathology tests

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Product Description


The collagen hybridizing peptide (CHP) is a novel and unique peptide that specifically binds unfolded collagen chains, both in vitro and in vivo.[1,2] By sharing the Gly-X-Y repeating sequence of natural collagen, CHP has a strong capability to hybridize with denatured collagen chains by reforming the triple helical structure, in a fashion similar to DNA fragments annealing to complementary DNA strands. CHP is extremely specific: it has negligible affinity to intact collagen molecules due to lack of binding sites, and it is inert towards non-specific binding because of its neutral and hydrophilic nature.

CHP can measure and localize mechanical injury to collagenous tissue at the molecular level.[3] It also enables assessment of collagen denaturation in decellularized extracellular matrix.[4] In addition, CHP can be used to specifically visualize collagen bands in SDS-PAGE gels without the need for western blot.[5]

B-CHP is labeled with biotin for avidin/streptavidin-mediated detection. B-CHP offers flexible detection options, such as non-green fluorescence and HRP-enzyme methods, to avoid background and enhance signal.

Applications: immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry


Synonyms B-CHP, collagen mimetic peptide (CMP)
Molecular weight 2762.01 g/mol
Purity 95% by HPLC
Conjugate Single biotin tag per peptide
Content Purified lyophilized powder
Storage -20 °C as powder, 4 °C after reconstitution in water


Special applications

B-CHP provides the flexibility for visualizing damaged collagen using any user-selected fluorophore (e.g., TAMRA-labeled NeutrAvidin), or a non-fluorescence method (e.g., through streptavidin-HRP mediated DAB staining).

In addition, B-CHP and commercial streptavidin-conjugated gold nanoparticles can be used in combination to label unfolded collagen molecules under TEM: collagen fibers in an intact or mechanically overloaded rat tail tendon probed by B-CHP and streptavidin conjugated 10nm-sized gold nanoparticles (scale bar: 200 nm).



Key Publications

  1. Targeting and mimicking collagens via triple helical peptide assemblies. Curr. Opin. Chem. Biol., 2013, 17, 968-975. [link]
  2. Targeting collagen strand by photo-triggered triple-helix hybridization. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 2012, 109, 14767-14772. [link]
  3. Molecular level detection and localization of mechanical damage in collagen enabled by collagen hybridizing peptides. Nat. Commun., 2017. [link]
  4. Molecular assessment of collagen denaturation in decellularized tissues using the collagen hybridizing peptide. Acta Biomater., 2017. [link]
  5. Direct detection of collagenous proteins by fluorescently labeled collagen mimetic peptides. Bioconjug. Chem., 2013, 24, 9-16. [link]


Additional information

CHP can slowly self-assemble into the triple helical structure in solution during storage. The trimeric CHP requires a simple heating step prior to usage. Please check the protocol for details: CHP_Datasheet.pdf

For research use only. Not intended or approved for diagnostic or therapeutic use.


Free Samples

To request a free 60 µg sample, place an order and enter code “SAMPLECHP” during checkout. Each customer is allowed to request up to 1 F-CHP and 1 B-CHP samples.


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