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Protein of the month

 

Protein of the Month, May: Gelatin from porcine skin (G2500)
General Description: Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from skin and bones.
Application: Gelatin is used for coating cell culture plates to improve cell attachment for a variety of cell types, used in PCR to help stabilize Taq DNA polymerase and use as a blocking reagent in western blotting, ELISA and immunohistochemistry. Gelatin also has many industrial applications such as a stabilizer, thickener, and texturizer.
Did you know? In 1754, the first English patent for the manufacturing of gelatin was granted. Unflavored dried gelatin became available in 1842 from the J and G Company in Edinburgh, Scotland.
 
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