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Gel destaining - (Mar/27/2008 )


When I want to digest protein bands to do mass spec, I'm used to destain the gel pieces with 50% AcCN/50mM ammonium bicarbonate. From time to time I do it o/n and I often vortex the pieces to accelerate destaining. Today I was asking myself whether I can loose proteins if I vortex them. (I use the Bio-Safe Coomassie containing phosphoric acid to stain my gels)

Thx for the answer!!!


not any more than you lose by soaking the gel pieces.