Application of 2D DIGE in Animal Proteomics
Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2 DE) is one of the most important proteomic tools and allows studying the complexity of proteomes of different origin. This chapter describes a setup for 2D DIGE with minimal labeling for qualitative and quantitative applications. It relies on homemade gels of medium size and in our hands has been found useful for a wide variety of separation problems involving complex protein mixtures of animal or human origin. The basic method is given for serum proteins of different species, but with minor modifications the method may be easily adapted to other sample materials (other body fluids, cells, tissues), conditions, or size. Examples are given for simple pattern comparisons (e.g., quality control, fast comparison of just two samples) as well as for quantitative applications to larger sample sets.
Key words2D DIGE Animal body fluids Animal sera Animal tissues Homemade IPGs
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