Actually it works even using toilet paper.... so i guess it's the cellulose.
We also use the white foam from the roche enzyme containers. It works exactly
like the paper, but looks nicer.
Michael Witty wrote:
> Dear Dima and Hiranya,
> is it cellulose or impurities in the tissue that
> absorb the coomassie? Are kimwipes snowy white tissues or light brown low
> quality ones? (we don't get them in the UK). Sorry to keep labouring the
> point! Mike.
>> On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, Dima Klenchin wrote:
> > There is nothing wrong with kimwipes. Cellulose binds coomassie
> > quite tightly.
> > - Dima
>> From: "Dr. Hiranya S. Roychowdhury" <hroychow at nmsu.edu>
>> them thin and float them in the destain. Kimwipes or cellulosic materials,
> that do not fall apart in the destain, may also be used. This is nothing
> new and I wonder why more labs don't do this. The destain, if kept
> sealed, can be used several times. No change of destaining solution is
> needed and the gel is destained with a very clear background.