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Re: protein solution
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Lan Zhou wrote:
> I have a very-well expressed protein. It is fine at both 4c and room
> temperature (rt) as long as its concentration is below 1 mg/ml. If I
> concentrate the protein to 4 mg/ml or even 20 mg/ml or so, they are still
> fine at 4c. However, the protein solutions become very cloudy if I
> transfer them to rt or 16c. The protein solutions will turn to clear
> again after they are put back to 4c for a while.
> Is there anyone who has experience this before ? What could be the
> problem ? Does it mean something wrong with the protein folding ? Is
> there any suggestion ?
I'm not an expert neither a Biologist but I have 2 ideas:
1- did you test your solutions without any protein? It's a good idea to check
them at 4 oC and room temp.
2 - try to change other variables like salt concentration in your protein
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Protein Crystallography Group
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