SDS PAGE band blurring

brett brett at BORCIM.WUSTL.EDU
Thu Aug 1 11:11:16 EST 1996

>My lab has had problems with SDS PAGE band blurring.  A visible line
>demarcates the difference between normal bands on top, and uninterpretable
>blurs below.  Both bands and blurs occur above the dye front.  The line
>has been observed at different positions.  We have also noticed that in
>these gels, the dye front begins to turn from blue to yellow (using
>Bromophenol Blue as a marker).  Anybody know what's going on?  Any help
>would be greatly appreciated. 
>Frances Chen
>fchen at

Sounds as if your lower buffer has little buffering capacity. First thing I'd
do is remake it.

Brett Lindenbach
Program in Immunology                              
Washington University - St Louis                  
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