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==Overview==
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The '''protein blot''', also know as '''Western blot''' or '''immunoblot''', is one of the most tried and true experiments for [[Griffin:Antibody_Basics|antibody]]-dependent determination of protein expression/presence in a sample. This pages directs you both to the general and lab-specific protocols regarding protein blotting.
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A Western Blot allows for the semiquantitative determination of protein expression.
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Crude cell lysates are loaded into a polyacrylamide gel containing a denaturing agent which give all the proteins a net negative charge. A current can then be passed through the gel and the proteins will migrate through the gel, with the largest proteins traveling the slowest, resulting in a lane where proteins become separated on the basis of their weight. The proteins can then be transferred from the gel onto a membrane (often nitrocellulose or PVDF), which can then by incubated with an antibody directed against the protein of interest. By using a detector conjugated to an antibody one can now detect specifically the protein of interest.
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==Relevant lab protocols==
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==General protein blot protocol==
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* [[Protein blot (Western)]]
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==Western blot protocols by individual labs==
*[[Endy:Tris-Tricine Acrylamide Gels]]
*[[Endy:Tris-Tricine Acrylamide Gels]]
*[[Endy:E. coli Western Blot]]  
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*[[Ketner: Tissue culture viral lysate Western Blot]]
*[[Ketner: Tissue culture viral lysate Western Blot]]
*[[Western Blot/Tissue Preparation|Tissue preparation for western blot]]
*[[Western Blot/Tissue Preparation|Tissue preparation for western blot]]
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==See also==
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* [[Griffin:Membrane Stripping and Reprobing]]
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* [[Griffin:Western Blot Optimization]]
==External links==
==External links==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_blot Western blot on Wikipedia]
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_blot Western blot on Wikipedia]
* [http://www.protocol-online.org/biology-forums/SDS-PAGE-and-Western-Blotting/ Discussion on Western blots on Protocol Online]
* [http://www.protocol-online.org/biology-forums/SDS-PAGE-and-Western-Blotting/ Discussion on Western blots on Protocol Online]
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* [[Image:3stars.png]] [http://www.lukemiller.org/journal/2007/08/quantifying-western-blots-without.html Quantifying protein blot (Western) band without expensive software - Photoshop, ImageJ]
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The protein blot, also know as Western blot or immunoblot, is one of the most tried and true experiments for antibody-dependent determination of protein expression/presence in a sample. This pages directs you both to the general and lab-specific protocols regarding protein blotting.

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General protein blot protocol

Western blot protocols by individual labs

See also

External links

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