Sodium Dodecylsulphate Electrophoresis

  • Gunter M. Rothe
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Sodium dodecylsulphate (SDS) consists of an aliphatic chain of 12 C atoms to which at one end a sulphate residue is bound. It forms complexes with both the polar and non- polar amino acid residues of proteins irrespective of their sizes and shapes, leaving the primary structure uninfluenced. In electrophoresis SDS is used:
  1. a)

    to separate (enzyme) proteins into their monomeric constituents,

  2. b)

    to estimate the molecular mass of unfolded (and reduced) polypeptides, and

  3. c)

    to keep membrane proteins in a solubilized state.



Disulphide Bond Disulphide Bridge Leuconostoc Mesenteroides Ammonium Persulphate Electrode Buffer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gunter M. Rothe
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Allgemeine Botanik, Fachbereich BiologieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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