Protein Extraction Kit for Hair and Nails (20 Preps) – Invent Biotechnologies Inc.

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Protein Extraction Kit for Hair and Nails (20 Preps)

Catalog Number: HD-021

  • $365.00

Manual & ProtocolMaterial Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

Proteins account for about 80% of keratinized animal tissues such as hair, nail, horn and wool. These tissues contain mainly hard keratins made of several distinct types of protein with a molecular weight ranging from 10 to 135 kDa. The extraction buffer usually contains a high concentration of urea, thiourea, guanidine hydrochloride or a combination of these strong denaturants. Protein extraction with high concentration denaturants is relatively effective, but because of larger extraction buffer/tissue ratio, the concentration of extracted protein is usually low. Extracted proteins need to be concentrated prior to further analysis. The presence of high-concentration denaturants may also interfere with downstream application. HD-021 is designed to effectively extract proteins from keratinized animal tissues without using strong denaturants. The extracted protein can be directly loaded onto SDS-PAGE without concentration. The extraction buffer of this kit contains 0.5% SDS and other chemicals. Extracted protein concentration is 1-2 mg/ml.

Kit includes:



Buffer A

15 ml

Buffer B

1.5 ml

Filter Cartridges

20 units

Collection Tubes with Cap

20 units


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