How does silver staining work?

Bernard Khoo bcek1 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk.
Fri Apr 15 09:38:26 EST 1994


One of those simple questions...

How does silver staining work? In particular, why do proteins bind
silver?

In a related question, how does Coomassie staining work?

Reason for asking: plain curiosity, that's all.

Thanks for any help...

Bernard Khoo   Wellcome/CRC Institute, Cambridge, UK.
               bcek1 at cus.cam.ac.uk or @mole.bio.cam.ac.uk



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