I am doing the gel shift assay (EMSA, protein-DNA interaction) for one of my proteins. I labeled my probe with biotin at 5'. I saw strong shift in protein + hot probe sample. However, when I tried to compete the binding with cold probe. I never see signal decreasing, instead I saw increasing binding. The binding reaction buffer I used is 15mM HEPES-KOH (pH7.5), 7.5mM KCl, 2mM DTT, 0.5mM EDTA, 6% Glycerol and 50ng/ul PolydI.dC. Anyone has the similar experience with me? Can you give me some explanation? Thank you so much!
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