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total protein measurement from insect body

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#1 Inna



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Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:44 PM


I want to measure a total protein amount of an insect (beetle or ant)

My question is how do i separate (extract) the proteins and then quantify them:

- what lysis buffer should i use for it if i want to measure it with bradford method?

and what do you think is the best method to measure the total  amount of proteins? bradford, PCA, or something else?

thanks a lot and i would appreciate any answer

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#2 bob1


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Posted 04 January 2016 - 03:21 PM

Something like RIPA buffer should work well. Avoid the Bradford, as it is insensitive and reagents go off quickly. I have used the BCA assay with good effect, just be aware that some detergents are not compatible with these sorts of assays, so you need to check the data-sheets for the assays to find out how much you can use.

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