When Dr. Fred Bauzon started his research, he worked with bioinformatics specialists to functionalize suitable gene candidates based on their expression levels with HMGCR transcript levels. All his experiments demonstrated a reduction in low-density lipoprotein receptor protein (LDLR) and candidate gene protein levels after the candidate gene was silenced. Here Bauzon discusses how TGX Stain-free precast gels have aided his research toward future drug targets for the therapeutic control of LDL uptake.
Using Precision Plus Protein™ WesternC™ Standards to Validate Major Steps in the Western Blotting Workflow
Western blotting, although a commonly used technique, involves a time-consuming multi step process. The whole western blotting workflow could take up to three days to complete. Thus, having a tool to monitor each of the major steps in the western blotting workflow reduces chances of finding out at the very end of the workflow that an experiment was not successful.
Using the Precision Plus Protein™ WesternC™ Standard as a QC Tool at Key Steps in Your Electrophoresis and Blotting Workflow
As a fundamental tool in protein research, it is critical that all steps of the electrophoresis workflow (from running gels to visualizing blots) are performed successfully to ensure accurate, reliable, and reproducible results. Protein standards are often used to monitor electrophoretic separation and transfer efficiency but do not always enable ladder visualization after blot development.