proteins "oiling" out (REPLY)

Mark A. Saper saper at ELMO.BIOP.UMICH.EDU
Thu Apr 1 17:29:00 EST 1993

Add detergents?  

I usually add salt and it has worked in a couple of cases.  

Change the construct.

Cheers, Mark

>    like probably everyone else, from time to time i've had problems with
>proteins "oiling" out in crystallization drops.  i've asked several people
>what they like to do in this situation & answers seem to group into 2
>major catagories:  1) increase ionic strength & 2) decrease ionic strength.
>any other ideas about what to do in general?  any arguments to support/
>shoot down the two ideas above?
>                                       -dave.

Dr. Mark A. Saper                                              saper at
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