silver stain vs SYPRO Ruby

WSchick at WSchick at
Wed Jan 17 11:21:10 EST 2001

For greater sensitivity, proteome folks seem to be moving to fluorescence 
with SYPRO Ruby from Mol Probes.   USing a multi filter doc system, 2D gels 
can be imaged with high sensitivity.    See hands on note 38? at which also shows chemiluminescence using a lectin-HRP 

Walt Schick

In a message dated 1/17/01 2:27:29 AM Pacific Standard Time, 
"srohrer(removethis)" writes:

> > Hi All
> >
> > I've got a protein which refuses to show up with silver stain, apart
> > from as a slightly lighter band against the background, but the
> > contaminants show up really well.
> That may be because you protein does not have enough of the amino acids
> that react in silver staining (I don't remember which ones, forgot the
> chemical mechanism. read up in Maniatis or so). some proteins just don't
> stain.
> > Is it possible to stain with
> > coommassie blue following a silver stain or are there some tricks to get
> > difficult proteins to stain.
> A counterstain with coomassie works nicely, and is also described in one of
> the major cookbooks.
> I have used the very sensitive colloidal gold stain (commercially available
> from biorad, no affiliation)
> Susanne

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