Removal of antibodies in Co-IP

Dr Engelbert Buxbaum engelbert_buxbaum at
Mon May 31 12:33:02 EST 2004

Simon T. Buttgereit wrote:

> Hi there,
> great problems occured during my Co-Immunoprecipitation as I figured 
> out, that my protein of choice is in the same size range like the heavy 
> chains of the used antibodies.
> Does someone knows a protocol for removing these antibodies?

Either crosslink the antibody to a carrier (e.g. agarose beads) or use
denaturing isoelectric focussing instead of SDS-PAGE for separation. 

What kind of detection are you using? With metabolically labelled 35S or
with 125I labelled proteins the presence of the non-radioactive Ig chain
would not interfere with detection. 

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