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> From: Stephen_Lasky at brown.edu (Stephen R. Lasky)
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> Subject: Re: fresh APS (former SDS-PAGE)
> 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> ===================================================================
> America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. John O'Hara.
Just to support Jim, I make up a 20% solution of APS and store it in
the fridge. I have never had a problem with any of my gels.