Azure 400 – 600 Imagers
In-gel fluorescence lets you visualize proteins in the gel without Western blotting
In Gel-Fluorescence has become popular for validating fusion protein generation, protein-protein interaction analysis, and electrophoretic mobility shift assays. Fluorescent fusion proteins can easily be visualized without having to transfer to a membrane for traditional Western analysis (see image below). The fluorescence can be imaged with a digital imager like the 400 or 600.
The AzureRed protein stain can also provide fluorescent staining of total protein in your gel post-electrophoresis, for relative quantitative comparisons. By including known concentration standards and imaging the stained gel, you can get quantitative information about your gel bands.
Imaging Fluorescent proteins in-gel for a gel-shift assay
The image on the left shows the interaction of Fluorescein-labeled Ubiquitin (FL-Ub) with its binding partners, E1 and E2 Ubiquitin-activating enzymes, over a treatment time course. The upper bands represent ubiquitin in complex with E1 or E2. Fluorescence was detected with the Azure c600 using excitation at 470 nm and emission filter at 497 nm.