Triton X-100

Jack M. Bernstein, M.D. bernstein at
Thu Jun 22 13:59:37 EST 1995

In article <3sb3s3$d0f at> pwhmg02 at (Prince of Wales Endocrinology Unit) writes:
>From: pwhmg02 at (Prince of Wales Endocrinology Unit)
>Subject: Triton X-100
>Date: 22 Jun 1995 06:50:43 GMT

>Has anybody a successful method for removing Triton X-100
>from samples which will be loaded onto SDS PAGE? We have
>found that the Triton distorts the lanes.

>Heather (pwhmg02 at

This has been noted for many years. Possible solutions include diluting your 
sample or using something other than TX100 (eg: octylglucoside). One 
suggestion is to make sure that all your lanes have the same concentration of 
TX100 in them. Then the artifact will be more uniform.

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