Which side of the membrane should face up during incubation steps?
Posted 28 May 2010 - 07:52 AM
I know that in general, the protein side of a membrane is placed face UP in the incubation vessel during the blotting portion of the Western blot protocol. However, can you incubate the membrane protein side face DOWN? Does it matter? Is one better than the other?
I understand that the membrane should definitely be faced up at the very end to detect signals.
Posted 28 May 2010 - 11:17 AM
talent does what it can
genius does what it must
i used to do what i got paid to do
Posted 29 May 2010 - 12:09 AM
So the best deal is to make it face u so tat u ease the pratical handling aspect of it!!!
Posted 30 May 2010 - 08:28 PM
Posted 31 May 2010 - 12:03 AM
It doesn't matter so long as the protein-bound side can make contact with the antibodies. it also doesn't matter in which way you place it on the rocker. I had another post-doc once tell me that my membrane HAD to be rocked in landscape (not portrait) orientation!
why is orientation of shaking important? We have both types of shakers standing next to each other and depending on my mood i'm using one day this and the other day the other shaker...i noticed no differences