Western Blot Detection of Proteins Present in Tissue Lysates
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10 Tips for Western Blot Detection of Proteins Present in Tissue Lysates

Extracting proteins from tissue lysates for western blotting can be a challenge. From knowing how to process your tissue to verifying protein loading to including suitable controls, there is a lot to keep track of. The ten tips in this article can help you on your way to generating reproducible and reliable blots and do better western blotting overall.
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Defining the New Normal in Quantitative Western Blot Data

Normalization of western blot data is very crucial in quantitating proteins. Normalization of band intensity of proteins of interest with the band intensity of housekeeping proteins (HKP) is routinely done in labs. But more and more journals question the validity of using HKPs in normalization and are demanding more validations and tests. An alternative method is to use total protein normalization (TPN) for normalization. Explore the TPN option and see how you can get reliable western blot data easily.
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Publishing Meaningful Antibody Data
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Finding a Good Antibody:
Part III – Publish Meaningful Data

In the first two articles in our Finding a Good Antibody series, you learned how to select the best antibodies and received tips on proper antibody validation. In this third and final article, see how you can use this information to publish meaningful data when using antibodies. And get some guidelines for antibody best practices.
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Antibody Validation for Your Application
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Finding a Good Antibody:
Part II — Antibody Validation

Finding antibodies that work for your application is just the first step in finding a good antibody. Next is antibody validation — making sure that your antibody does what you think it is supposed to. In this second article in our Finding a Good Antibody series, learn how best to go about validating your antibodies.
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Best Practices for the Best Western Blots

Presented by: Paul Liu, PhD, Product Manager, Western Blot Reagents and Devices, Protein Quantitation Marketing
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 10 AM, U.S. Pacific time

Western blotting is an essential and ubiquitous method for protein research. We will discuss method optimization, data analysis best practices, and new advancements in imaging and fluorescent detection reagents that make western blot data more reproducible and quantitative.

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Finding a Good Antibody: Part I — Selecting the Best Antibodies.
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Finding a Good Antibody:
Part I — Selecting the Best Antibodies

Even though antibodies are central to basic research as well as drug development and diagnostics, concerns with antibody validation remain high, and finding an antibody that works well for a specific application can be quite a challenge. Use these tips to select the best antibodies for your application.
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The How and Why of Normalizing Your Western Blots
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The How and Why of Normalizing Your Western Blots

Introducing data normalization into your western blotting workflow may sound unnecessary but it has proven to be a great way to ensure great results. Follow along as we break down some of the main takeaways from the first chapter in Dr. Oh’s popular wester blotting webinar series, including a unique method to ease normalization woes and worries.
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Generating Semi-Quantitative Western Blot Data Using Bio-Rad’s Image Lab™ 6.0 Software

Presented by: Kenneth J. Oh, PhD, Applications, Collaborations, and New Technology Manager, Protein Quantitation Marketing Group, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Western blotting is a popular tool for protein quantitation, and the advent of digital imaging has greatly increased the sensitivity, dynamic range, and quantitation limits of this technique. In the second webinar in this series, get step-to-step instructions for normalizing western blot data using Image Lab 6.0 Software.

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Tips to Make Fluorophore Picking Easier

Fluorescence is a property of photo-excitable molecules that has been exploited to develop dyes, or fluorophores, that are used in a variety of experimental procedures, including western blotting. Learn more about the science behind fluorescent dyes and get some helpful tips on how to pick the right fluorophores for your experimental needs.
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Identify Major Immune Cell Types by Their CD Marker Expression

Our new immune cell lineage and marker database provides an interactive way to help you easily examine detailed marker data, view immune cell marker expression, and find the antibody to your marker. Learn more and try out the interactive tool for yourself.
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