fresh APS (former SDS-PAGE)
Stephen R. Lasky
Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
Sat Dec 2 06:46:17 EST 1995
In article <voeller-0212950659470001 at voeller.his.com>, voeller at his.com
(Jim Voeller) wrote:
> If I can add something here. I know that every source says to use fresh
> APS, but......I make 10% APS and freeze single use aliquots at -20 and it
> works forever! Well I haven't tested the forever part but it works for at
> least 6 months. Try it.
> Jim Voeller
> voellerj at gunet.georgetown.edu
> Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University
> Washington DC, USA
Jim, you've been lucky. When I was a grad student I tried doing the same
thing you describe. After a run of failed gels just when I was trying to
finish off a paper, I traced the problem back to the APS. I make it fresh
every time now and teach my students and postdocs to do the same. After
all, how hard is it to make a 10% APS solution? Dump some APS out an a
weigh paper, see what it weighs, add enough water to make 10% and mix.
Takes about as long as defrosting a tube of frozen APS.
Stephen R. Lasky Ph.D. Brown U/Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, RI.
Phone: 401-456-5672 Fax: 401-456-6569 e:mail: Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu
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