silver stain negative results

Dag Rune Gjellesvik dagrg at
Tue Mar 6 10:52:42 EST 2001

It's common that *some* bands (not all) stain negatively, I've only heard
speculations that this may be caused by glycosylation, but I don't know if
this is true.
Different staining methods may give different results - some fast staining
methods give really poor results, while the "overnight" methods (sensitizing
with glutardialdehyde) usually works better.

Dag Rune

lesley lancaster skrev i meldingen
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>I am staining protein/polyacrylamide gels with bio-rad's silver stain plus.
>when i stain SDS gels, the bands look fine. when i stain native gels, my
>(snail) proteins do not show up, leaving only shadowy white bands in some
>lanes against the deepening background-- i am not entirely convinced that
>these are a result of the protein. my colleague's (insect) proteins appear
>just fine on the same native gel (she uses urea, i use bio-rad's native
>sample buffer). since the proteins show up w/ SDS, i am confused as to
>where the go in Native.... maybe a buffer problem? I hope somebody has some
>experience with this. Thanks, Lesley

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