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This is the figure the question is about. On the right is the control experiment with GTP-γS, on the left without it: The bands that are visible in both experiments are unspecific binding. If GTP-γS doesn't affect their presence, the mechanism by which they bind to the column can't be specific to the GTPase functionality. The proteins the authors were ...


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I'll answer only for SDS-Page, which is the system I am most familiar with. With a discontinuous buffer system, such as the well-known Laemmli system, resistance increases during electrophoresis, as (very mobile) chloride ions are replaced by glycinate (glycine ions). From Ohms law: Voltage (V) = Current (I) x Resistance (R) and the definition of ...


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The first step in troubleshooting is to run controls - run lanes with your protein input alone, and the conjugate alone (you may need to play with the type/percentage of the gel if the conjugate molecule is much smaller than your target protein - attaching biotin to a 50 kDa protein, for example) to see if the smear shows up. Depending on the type of ...


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Put simply, the answer is that you could seek to detect viral proteins, but because these proteins would be very minor components of your sample, you would have to use an immunoblotting technique to detect a specific viral protein. While immunoblotting is quite a sensitive technique, I think its fair to say that it can be technically demanding. In contrast a ...


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I'm going to treat this as a partial homework question but provide some guidance as to how you can potentially address your question and have solid theory to back it up. Chymotrypsin preferentially cleaves peptide amide bonds where the carboxyl side of the amide bond (the P1 position) is a large hydrophobic amino acid (tyrosine, tryptophan, and ...


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At the interface of the stack gel and resolving gel is a pH change and a change in gel density. If you feel certain that your protein is not crosslinking so much that it can not enter the gel than I would think about the pH of the sample and the effect of Cu ions on the stacking effect of the stacingk gel. Is your sample the normal blue color (indication ...


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Well, to rationalize everyone's comments, I think @leonardo is right. This is a denaturing SDA PAGE gel. The migration of the SDS Micelles which are negatively charged, depends upon the shielding of the solution around it. The difference in mobility is because the SDS micelles will experience a slightly different field at pH ~6.2 (MES) vs 7.2 (MOPS). ...


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SDS PAGE system rely on the fact that protein is denatured and surrounded by the SDS negatively charged detergent micelle. This eliminates most of the charge and idiosyncratic solubility differences from one protein to another and gives a reasonable separation based only on size of the protein which is related to the size of the SDS micelle around each ...


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Sounds like the copper cross linking the protein or creating aggregates that the SDS buffer can't break up. add EDTA to your loading buffer before you cook it?


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Coomassie blue fluoresces in infrared when bound to protein, so if your reader has the appropriate filter set, it should be possible.



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