Extraordinary strength of the streptavidin-biotin interaction allows for efficient capturing of even highly dilute targets; however, it makes recovery of proteins from affinity resins challenging. Conventional methods to elute biotinylated proteins from immobilized avidin include the following:
These protocols can co-elute contaminant proteins by releasing nonspecifically bound proteins and/or naturally biotinylated proteins concurrently with labeled proteins. In addition, some of these methods can cause elution of high levels of resin-based peptides along with the proteins of interest, resulting in further sample contamination.
Diazo Biotin-Azide probes eliminate a major limitation of the streptavidin-biotin affinity purification. This reagent contains a biotin moiety linked to an azide moiety through a spacer arm containing a cleavable linker. Captured biomolecules can be efficiently released under mild conditions (25 mM sodium dithionite) and the small (178.19 Da) molecular fragment left on the labeled protein following cleavage. These features make the Diazo probe especially attractive for use in biomolecular labeling and proteomic studies.
|Unit Size||1 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg|
|Molecular weight left behind||178.19|
|Appearance||Dark orange solid|
|Shipping Conditions||Ambient temperature|
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