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Storing SDS-PAGE Gels Long Term

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Old 01-10-2008, 03:48 PM
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Default Storing SDS-PAGE Gels Long Term



How long can someone store sds-page gels in the long term???

I mean i know that i can store the gels in zip lock bags after fixing for later analysis and staining but is it indefinitely? Years? Months?

Would like to know an answer to this question.
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Default Re: Storing SDS-PAGE Gels Long Term

In general, you can dry the gels or freeze at -80C for the long term 1 year to multiple years. And you can store at RT, -20C for short terms, months.
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Question Re: Storing SDS-PAGE Gels Long Term

Thanks Danfive!

I never knew that you could store SDS-PAGE gels in the -80C freezer.
Is there any risk of cracking?
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Default Re: Storing SDS-PAGE Gels Long Term

you can store by adding absolute ethanol, so the gel will become like paper. if you want again you can rehydrate
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thanks great tips for SDS gel storage. Is there a way to store gels wet without diffusion or do you have to fix the proteins?
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