Gel-drying with Toludine Blue O

Brian S. Thoma bthoma at
Sat Feb 6 09:21:38 EST 1999

We use Toludine Blue to stain proteoglycans in gels, but drying the gels 
after destaining causes a severe bleeding effect so that all interpretable 
information is lost from the gel.
Is there an alternative way to dry these gels? We have tried lower temps 
with limited success.
Is there another way to stain these sugars so that the gels can then be 

Thanks for the help,

Brian Thoma
bthoma at

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