Protein sticking to glass..

Dennis Summerbell d-summer at
Thu Dec 19 06:48:21 EST 1996

In article <59b19r$ist at>, Wolfgang Schechinger
<wgschech at> wrote:

> >(a) How serious is this problem? i.e. Is the percentage of protein
> >sticking to glass quite high?
> That depends on the protein
> >(b) How can one avoid this problem?

If your unconcerned about a little extraneous protein contamination,  the
simplest method is to rinse the glassware in a 1% solution of BSA in the
buffer that you are using, then rinse a couple of times in buffer alone.
This is also useful to avoid sticking cells or tissues to glass.


Dr D. Summerbell, NIMR, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London NW7 1AA.

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