28th November 2019

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What does SDS do in a buffer?

SDS is a detergent that is present in the SDS-PAGE sample buffer where, along with a bit of boiling, and a reducing agent (normally DTT or B-ME to break down protein-protein disulphide bonds), it disrupts the tertiary structure of proteins.

In this manner, what is Tris glycine buffer?

For Western blotting and gel electrophoresis. Tris-glycine buffer is used to make a Tris-glycine-methanol transfer buffer, which is the most common protein transfer buffer for wet blot transfers.

What is the purpose of using bromophenol blue in the sample buffer?

It is often used as a tracking dye during agarose or polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. Bromophenol blue has a slight negative charge and will migrate the same direction as DNA, allowing the user to monitor the progress of molecules moving through the gel. The rate of migration varies with gel composition.
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