2D HPE BlotGel

Analysing large-format, horizontal 2D gels by immunodetection has not been possible until now, or only under very difficult conditions. The carrier foil, which is necessary to support the gel during all handling processes in 2D gel electrophoresis, makes a semi-dry blot impossible. Until now, the separation of gel matrix and carrier foil was only possible by a laborious mechanical procedure, which often resulted in the gel with the separated samples being more or less destroyed.
SERVA has found a simple trick to circumvent this dilemma. In the 2D HPE™ blot gels, the gel matrix is covalently bonded to the carrier foil via a narrow strip at the edge, while the majority of the gel only adheres non-covalently to the foil. Before transferring the proteins to the membrane by means of semi-dry western blotting, the covalently bound strip can be cut off and the gel easily separated from the carrier foil. An important application of 2D Western Blotting is the analysis of Host Cell Proteins (HCP), which can be done effortlessly with it.

Here is a short protocol showing the procedure of a successful 2D WB HCP analysis:

A. HCP Sample Preparation It starts with the quality of the sample to be analyzed. Many factors play an important role here, e.g. the choice of the right lysis buffer. Your protocol

B. Desalting A too high salt content is a frequent cause of „poor“ results. This is where „X-Spinners“ from SERVA can help. X-Spinner Ultrafiltration Concentrators

C. Fluorescent Pre-Labelling With SERVA SciDyes (2, 3 and 5) or SERVA Lightning Red, SERVA offers fluorescent dyes for pre-labelling your HCP sample. SERVA SciDyes, SERVA HPE™ Lightning Red

D. 2D Electrophoresis: Isoelectric Focusing (1st Dimension) & SDS PAGE (2nd Dimension) Apply SERVA IPG BlueStrips for 1st dimension. Separate the proteins in the newly developed SERVA 2D HPE™ Large Format Gels (255 mm x 200 mm) for blotting, which are not firmly attached to the back-up film, on the flatbed electrophoresis chamber HPE™ BlueHorizon™. Receive up to 20 % more spots compared to standard methods (literature reference available). SERVA IPG BlueStrips – 2D HPE™ Large Gel – HPE™ BlueHorizon™ System

E. In-Gel Fluorescence Detection Get your high resolution reference pattern of your HCP sample. SERVA Musketeer All-in-One Gel Documentation System

F. Semi-Dry Blotting After separation of gel and back-up film the proteins can be easily and quickly transferred to the membrane by semi-dry blotting. The handling is surprisingly simple and the results are convincing. Xpress Blotting Kit – BlueBlot Semi-Dry Blotter + BluePower™ 300 BLOT Power Supply

G. Fluorescence Detection on Membrane Check out the transfer efficiency by comparing the in-gel and on-membrane patterns of your HCP sample. SERVA Musketeer All-in-One Gel Documentation System

H. Blocking Protein-free blocking by applying BlueBlock PF is the best way to obtain blots that are as background free as possible. BlueBlock PF

I. Antibody Probing (HCP AB, Anti IgG HRP) Probe your membrane-bound proteins with primary and secondary antibodies. Your antibodies

J. Chemiluminescent Detection Highly sensitive enhanced chemiluminescence kit for the detection of HRP-labelled antibodies. SERVALight CL HRP WB Substrate Kits

K. Imaging Detect HCP-specific, antibody-labelled proteins with the SERVA Musketeer Fluorescence and Chemiluminescence Imaging System. The evaluation is then carried out with 2D software, SERVA can also be of assistance here. SERVA Musketeer All-in-One Gel Documentation System

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In detail you will find the following new products in catalog 2021:

  • • New enzymes like dsDNase for highly specific degradation of doubled-stranded DNA
  • • Zymolyase® to produce yeast protoplast or spheroplast
  • • Tergitol™ as an alternative to Triton X-100
  • • Easy Peel 2D HPE™ gels for blotting of horizontal 2D gels
  • • New protein standards, e.g. SERVA Unstained Protein Standard 6.5 - 97 kDa
  • • BlueVertical™ PRiME™ Blot Modul for SERVA’s BV-104 electrophoresis tank
  • • IPG tray with electrode lid for 1st dimension protein separation on 7 cm to 24 cm IPG strips
  • • Special Pharma Edition of SERVA BlueStain automated gel staining device


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