function of DTT

Jerry Kropp jkropp at dnai.com
Sat Apr 12 19:07:50 EST 1997


In article <334EC203.76A3 at med.kuleuven.ac.be>, Peggy De Clercq
<peggy.declercq at med.kuleuven.ac.be> wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> Could anybody tell me the function of DTT (dithiotreitol) in the solution 
> of several enzymes?
> 
> Thanks
> Peggy De Clercq

Peggy,
I was taught it helped protect disulfide bonds, thus preserving secondary
(and tertiary?) structure of the enz. If that's wrong please correct me,
netters.
Jerry



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