protein gel mixtures

Wen-Feng Chen methods at WWW.KALI.COM.CN
Fri Mar 19 04:10:20 EST 1999


I think self-oxidation of acrylamide should be another reason.
In my experience, the pre-mixed stacking gel with an approx. 
neutral pH is much more stable than the pre-mixed separating 
gel which has a quite basic pH. The reason may be that self-
oxidation occurs easier in the basic liquid. I stock only the
stacking gel (4%).

At 12:44 99-3-16 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi. I mostly agree with other's opinions. I also stock each solution
>separately for running gel, but in the case of stacking gel, I combine
>everything except APS and TEMED in dark bottle and store at 4 degC, because I
>always use same % for the stacking gel and it's somewhat bothering to mix
>small amount solutions every time. And the final 0.1% SDS in this mixture has
>never been precipitated. So, I think you might try to combine all the
>solutions (of course except APS and TEMED) for running gel too, if you
>use  a single % acrylamide. For stability or self-oxidation of acrylamide, I
>have not much idea.
>"J.S. Good" wrote:
>> Any reason why one shouldn't mix acrylamide, buffer, water, SDS and use
>> this as as a stock solution, adding APS and TEMED at the last minute to an
>> aliquot prior to casting the gel?

Wen-Feng Chen

Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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