SDS removal

Paul Riggs riggs at
Mon Aug 15 14:37:55 EST 1994

In article <CuB7Ds.5pF at>, agmclen at wrote:

> I am sure this must be an FAQ, but does anyone have an opinion on the best way
> to remove unbound and bound SDS from proteins recovered from a preparative SDS
> polyacrylamide gel that is mild enough so that significant renaturation and
> recovery of enzyme activity can ultimately be achieved?
> Thanks 

Check out Hager & Burgess (1980) "Elution of proteins from SDS-PAGE
Gels...", Anl. Biochem 109, 76-86. A few people here have used this method
Paul Riggs
New England Biolabs
riggs at

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