whence Coomassie

BI1RGW at ibm.shef.ac.uk BI1RGW at ibm.shef.ac.uk
Mon Oct 5 07:48:03 EST 1992

Thanks to those who answered my query.... 2 more questionettes:

1. Given that some proteins w/o lysine lare stained by Coomassie, can anyone
furnish an explanation for the NON-staining of certain proteins?
An example is the D1 protein of the photosystem II reaction centre, except for
a few cases (such as in wheat) when (wouldn't you know it) there's an extra
lysine ;-)

2. How good is the linearity for conc:stain? Presumably this can only apply
for a particular protein, since different proteins seem to stain to differing
extents (or not at all).

Robin Walters                      Robert Hill Institute
                                   University of Sheffield
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