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Optimize Elution Conditions in Affinity Chromatography to Antibodies

Posted by Protein Man on Aug 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Immunoaffinity purification utilizes the unique high specificity of purified antibodies (polyclonal and monoclonal) immobilized onto a solid matrix (porous agarose beads) to rapidly and selectively purify target analytes from a complex mixture. Optimal elution conditions allow for the efficient purification of an active analyte while still allowing later regeneration of the immobilized antibodies.

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Topics: Protein Purification

Immunoprecipitations (IP) for Protein Purification & Interactions Studies

Posted by Protein Man on Aug 15, 2017 2:30:00 PM

ImmunoPrecipitation (IP) is a very useful immunochemical technique for isolating and purifying target proteins out of a complex sample (lysate). In conjunction with western blotting and/or other assay techniques, IPs can be used to determine: the presence and quantity of a protein; molecular weight of a polypeptide; rate of synthesis or degradation; enzymatic activity; and to identify certain post-translational modifications and interactions with other proteins, nucleic acids and ligands. There are different IP strategies to purify and analyze your target protein. Read on to see what IP strategy is perfect for you.

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Topics: Protein Purification

How to select the Right protease inhibitor

Posted by Protein Man on Aug 8, 2017 2:30:00 PM

While proteases are essential in maintaining the proper function of living cells, researchers often do not welcome their presence in their protein samples. Why would they when the mere presence of these enzymes jeopardizes the integrity of their samples and puts them one step closer to imminent degradation? No researcher would be happy knowing that there are proteases in their samples, just waiting to chew up on their precious protein, especially if their target protein is low in abundance.

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Topics: Protease Inhibitors

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