gel electrophoresis of peptides...
damartin at bioslave.uio.no
Thu Jul 11 04:07:52 EST 1996
In article <4s19qb$guv at deft.cc.purdue.edu>,
wilkinst at deft.cc.purdue.edu (Thomas Wilkinson) wrote:
-->Subject: gel electrophoresis of peptides...
-->Organization: Purdue University Computing Center
-->I was wondering if somebody had some experience with SDS gel
-->peptides. I have a sample that I would like to analyze to see if it
-->a short (12-residue) peptide, molecular weight = 1462.
-->The sample is not some mixture of many species...the sample to be analyzed
-->either has the 12-mer, or else the sample contains no peptide whatsoever.
-->this gel should be really easy to interpret. I also have a similar sample
-->I would like to analyze for peptide content, except in this case I am
-->for the presence or absence of a 33-residue peptide (MW = 3487).
-->I would like to run these samples out on an SDS gel, and then
-->My question is that I don't know what the optimal percentage of
-->would be for this task. What percent gel is best? Is gel electrophoresis
-->peptides commonly done? Your suggestions are much appreciated.
You are at the lower limit for SDS-PAGE and would need to use a Tris-Tricine
buffer system (schagger & von Jagow, Anal. biochem. 1987, 166, 368-379)
and a fairly high percentage gel (15%-20%) Even then the 12mer may be too
Alternatively, if you just wish for a yes or no answer for the presence of
peptide, you could dot your sample onto PVDF and stain with amido black.
best of luck.
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