I've just read an article Rab10 GTPase regulates ER dynamics and morphology - Nature Cell Biology 15, 169–178 (2013) doi:10.1038/ncb2647. In this paper, to identify Rab proteins in ER, first they isolated ER vesicles. Then washed them to remove cytosolic proteins. After washing, these vesicles were solubilized by detergent. Then, it was loaded on to a GTP-agarose column (to bind GTP binding proteins to the column). In the last step GTP binding proteins were eluted with GTP and analysed by SDS-PAGE.
As a control (before loading on to the column) they used GTP gamma S, because it prevents GTP-binding proteins from binding onto the column. When I looked at their figure; on the control lane, there are lots of bands! So I'm confused :(If it prevents GTP-binding proteins from binding onto the column, after eluting from GTP agarose column why there are bands? And what can these bands be?)