Disulfide bonds

Francesca Bahr bahr at ca.neb.com
Thu Mar 30 11:28:57 EST 1995

                      Disulfide bonds
In article <3l8hse$sk at lyra.csx.cam.ac.uk>, cdw1000 at mole.bio.cam.ac.uk
(Christopher Walentas (Bioc)) says:
>I was wondering if anyone could share their favorite protocol for
>the oxidising of disulhpide bridges.

Make sure the pH of your solution is above the pKa of your Cysteines.  i.e.
For disulfide bond formation of heat-stable enterotoxin (6 cysteines!), we
used to  stir overnight  at pH 8.5 or so.


Bahr at ca.neb.com

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