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BCA1

Sigma-Aldrich

Bicinchoninic Acid Kit for Protein Determination

for 200-1000 μg/ml protein

Synonym(s):
BCA protein assay
NACRES:
NA.32

Quality Level

usage

sufficient for ~500 assays

storage temp.

2-8°C

Application

Bicinchoninic Acid Kit has been used for the protein estimation in salivary proteome samples, human embryonic kidney 293 cells and luteal cells.

Features and Benefits

  • Simple, sensitive colorimetric assay for proteins
  • Two stable reagents are used for the working solution
  • Faster and easier than the Lowry protein assay
  • Compatible with many detergents both ionic and nonionic
  • Less variation between different proteins than the Bradford dye-binding assay
  • Adaptable for use in microwell plates

Principle

Proteins reduce alkaline Cu(II) to Cu(I) in a concentration-dependent manner. Bicinchoninic acid is a highly specific chromogenic reagent for Cu(I), forming a purple complex with an absorbance maximum at 562 nm. The absorbance is directly proportional to protein concentration. This is an alternative to the Folin-Ciocalteu reagent for protein determination.

Kit Components Only

Product No.
Description

  • Bicinchoninic Acid Solution 1 L

  • 4%(w/v) CuSO4 · 5H2O Solution 25 mL

  • Protein Standard Solution 5 x 1

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Danger

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 1 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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