Cationic electrophoresis and eastern blotting

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


Denaturing, discontinuous electrophoresis in the presence of SDS has become a standard method for the protein scientist. However, there are situations where this method produces suboptimal results. In these cases, electrophoresis in the presence of positively charged detergents like cetyltrimethylammonium bromide may work considerably better. Methods for electrophoresis, staining, and blotting of such gels are presented.

Key words

Disk electrophoresis Cationic electrophoresis CTAB electrophoresis Blotting Eastern blotting Detergent CTAB 



This work was supported in part by Kuwait University grant MPB029.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryRoss University School of MedicineRoseauWest Indies

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