Origins of Protein Blotting

  • Harry TowbinEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 536)


The development of protein blotting in its early days is recounted as arising from the need to tackle a specific analytical problem. Combining diverse elements of common methods and simple lab equipment resulted in a procedure of general utility. The expansion of the idea of carrying out immunoassays on membranes as predecessors of microarrays is briefly touched upon.

Key words

Blotting Western History Protein array 


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© Humana Press, a part of Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, ETH Zurich, HCI H 430ZurichSwitzerland

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