Two-Dimensional Immunoelectrophoresis

  • John M. Walker
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Two-dimensional (2D) immunoelectrophoresis, also known as crossed immunoelectrophoresis, is a particularly useful technique for the quantitation of one or more proteins in a mixture of proteins and the analysis of the composition of protein mixtures. The method consists of two sequential electrophoretic steps:
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    The first dimension, during which the protein mixture to be analyzed is separated by electrophoresis in an agarose gel.

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    The second dimension, during which the separated proteins are electrophoresed at right angles into a freshly applied layer of agarose containing a predetermined amount of antibody.



Glass Plate Bromophenol Blue Protein Mixture Electrophoresis Buffer Cooling Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Walker
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  1. 1.Division of BiosciencesUniversity of HertfordshireHatfieldUK

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