Mechanism of Immunostaining

Basic method of immunostaining

The basic method of immunostaining is to probe with an antibody that is bound to a detectable molecule such as an enzyme or a fluorescent dye. The highly specific binding interaction between antibodies and their unique antigens has been exploited to create sensitive and specific detection systems for proteins. An antibody can be raised and/or…

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DNase I Footprinting

A method for determining the location of a protein binding site, DNase I Footprinting Analysis involves endonuclease treatment of an end labeled DNA fragment bound to a protein. Limited digestion yields fragments terminating everywhere except in the footprint region, which is protected from digestion. DNase I Footprinting Procedure Preparing the DNA substrate: DNA to be…

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