3-D Life PVA-CD Hydrogel FG


Description Picture The 3-D Life PVA-CD Hydrogel FG Kit provides reagents for setting up fast gelling, cell-compatible hydrogels. Its major components are maleimide-functionalized polyvinyl aclcohol (Mal-PVA) and the crosslinker CD-Link. When the two reagents are combined, thiol groups on CD-Link form stable thioether bonds with maleimide groups on Mal-PVA, which results in the formation of the gel.

CD-Link is composed of polyethylene glycol and a matrix metalloprotease (MMP)-cleavable peptide (Pro-Leu-Gly-Leu-Trp-Ala). The MMP-cleavable peptide is designed for a broad range of MMP cleavage including MMPs MMP1, MMP3, MMP7 and MMP9 [1]. It allows cells to spread and migrate within the hydrogel, if they express the indicated MMPs. In most cases cell spreading and migration also requires the presence of adhesion peptides.

Prior to the crosslinking step, cell adhesion peptides (e.g. 3-D Life RGD Peptide, Cat.No. 09-P-001) can be covalently attached to a portion of the maleimide groups of Mal-PVA to provide a cell-adhesive matrix.

For more information and instructions, please consult the General Protocol GP-1 "Preparation of 3-D Life Fast Gelling Hydrogels" and the 3-D Life Hydrogels User Guide.
Catalog Number FG81-1
Application 3-D cell culture
Quantity Allows formation of up to 2 ml 3-D Life Hydrogel depending on the stiffness of the gel.
Price 160 €
Material Quantity Concentration
Mal-PVA170 µl30 mmol/LMSDS
CD-Link, lyophilized200 µl*20 mmol/L*MSDS
10 x CB (pH 5.5)200 µln.aMSDS
Water2 x 1500 µln.aMSDS
*Volume/concentration after reconstitution of lyophilisate.
Reference[1] Knight, C. G. et al. FEBS 296:263-66 (1992)