Protein Blotting by the Semidry Method

  • Patricia Gravel
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Protein blotting involves the transfer of proteins to an immobilizing membrane. The most widely used blotting method is the electrophoretic transfer of resolved proteins from a polyacrylamide gel to a nitrocellulose or polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) sheet and is often referred to as ”Western blotting.“ Electrophoretic transfer uses the driving force of an electric field to elute proteins from gels and to immobilize them on a matrix. This method is fast, efficient, and maintains the high resolution of the protein pattern (1). There are currently two main configurations of electroblotting apparatus: (1) tanks of buffer with vertically placed wire (see  Chapter 39) or plate electrodes and (2) semidry transfer with flat-plate electrodes.


Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate PVDF Membrane Transfer Buffer Electrophoretic Transfer Platelet Protein 
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  • Patricia Gravel
    • 1
  1. 1.Triskel Integrated ServicesGenevaSwitzerland

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