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Western Blotting Reagents Roundup – Recent Publications

Azure offers products to support every step of your Western blotting workflow, from blocking to detection. Several recent publications highlight the use of Azure reagents in chemiluminescent and fluorescent Western blotting, in a variety of experimental systems and approaches. Below is a brief summary of four articles in which researchers incorporated Azure’s protein-free blocking buffer, […]

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Studying the SARS-CoV-2 proteases with the Sapphire Biomolecular Imager

Researchers at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology and their colleagues have recently published exciting work improving our understanding of the two proteases encoded by the SARS-CoV-2 genome, the main protease (Mpro) and the papain-like protease (PLpro). These proteases are required for viral gene expression and for viral replication, so they are attractive targets […]

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Help! Why do my Western blots look terrible?

One of the most common questions when troubleshooting problematic Western blots is “why is the background so high?” High or uneven background on western blots doesn’t just look bad – it interferes with data analysis, making it difficult to quantify bands or compare bands between samples. There are several things you can do to reduce […]

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