Tag: Blocking reagent

Optimized Blocking Of Porous Nitrocellulose Films For Sensitive Protein Microarrays

Michael A. Shultz, Aki Ohdera, Jason MacManiman, Charles M. McGrath. Grace Bio-Labs, Inc.   ABSTRACT Super G Blocking Buffer was developed to produce low backgrounds in assays using nitrocellulose film-slides.  Using this blocking reagent in combination with ONCYTE® SuperNOVA Film-slides, we achieved an order of magnitude greater sensitivity in a cytokine microarray assay than with … Continued

Inclusion of Super G in All Steps of Protein Arrays Improves S/N

Blocking reagents are used to reduce non-specific protein binding in immunoassays, significantly improving results in terms of Signal-to-Noise ratio. Typically the blocking reagent is added prior to addition of the primary detection antibody.In this study we asked the question as to whether addition of the blocking reagent to other steps in a protein array assay … Continued

From Western Blot to Protein Array with Super G Blocking Buffer

Results obtained from Western blots can be highly variable and dependent not only on the specific antigen/antibody pairs used, but also on other reagents in the protocol such as blocking buffer. Not surprisingly, no one “universal” blocking reagent works well with all proteins. Thus choice of blocking reagent should be assessed for optimal results and having … Continued

Super G: Super Blocking and Signal-to-Noise for ONCYTE Film Slides

Fluorescence detection is a preferred method for many quantitative protein microarray assays in research and diagnostic applications due to its excellent sensitivity and potential for multiplexing. Use of multiplexed fluorescence-based assays on porous nitrocellulose though has been hampered by high backgrounds at shorter excitation wavelengths (such as the 532 nm fluorescence channel).  To maximize the … Continued

Super G Blocking Reagent for Western Blots

Although Super G blocking reagent was developed and optimized for fluorescent endpoint detection on nitrocellulose film slides, we have found that it is also an effective blocker for Western blot applications. Data presented below illustrate the effectiveness of Super G blocking reagent in typical Western blot experiments using nitrocellulose membranes by reducing background staining and … Continued