Urea solution is primarily used for protein denaturation. It also increases solubility of hydrocarbons and reduce micelle formation. Urea solution at high concentration leads to the destabilization of amyloid β16−22 oligomers.
Warm the refrigerated 40% urea solution to room temperature. Aseptically add 5 mL to 95 mL of sterile molten Urea Agar Base (Christensen). Mix well and dispense in sterile tubes.