Collagen, bovine achilles tendon is suitable for cell adhesion in tissue culture, as well as gel formation, platelet aggregation, and as a substrate for collagenase. It is also been used as cell culture substratum, adhesion. It is also used as an attachment factor for primary cultures of epithelioid cells.
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