Proteins pp 165-178 | Cite as

Transfer Techniques in Protein Blotting

  • Keith Gooderham
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 1)


Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis is an extremely powerful tool for the analysis of complex protein mixtures. Although the value of this method cannot be questioned, it is restricted in that the separated proteins remain buried within the dense gel matrix and are not readily available for further investigation. A number of methods have been developed in order to try and overcome this problem, for example the elution of proteins from excised gel slices (see  Chapter 19). Alternatively, proteins have been studied while they are still buried within the gel using a variety of in situ peptide mapping (see  Chapter 22) and gel overlay techniques (for example, see ref. 1). Unfortunately all of these methods have serious drawbacks: in the case of protein elution and in situ peptide mapping techniques, the resolution and number of bands that can be processed is restricted, whereas the gel overlay techniques are generally time-consuming and insensitive.


Equilibration Buffer Nitrocellulose Filter Transfer Buffer High Molecular Weight Protein Equilibration Step 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Gooderham
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Clinical and Population Cytogenetics UnitWestern General HospitalEdinburghUK

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