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Pierce™ 660nm Protein Assay Reagent

Catalog number:  22660

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Protein Assays and Analysis

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Description

The Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay Reagent is a ready-to-use, detergent- and reducing agent-compatible reagent to quickly measure total protein concentration. The assay is more linear than Coomassie-based Bradford assays and compatible with higher concentrations of most detergents, reducing agents, and other commonly used reagents.

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Features of the 660-nm Protein Assay Kit include:
Compatibility—works with a greater range of detergents and reducing agents than other dye-based assays
Ready-to-use—single reagent with a simple mix-and-read protocol; no working reagent to prepare
Linearity—produces standard curves that are more linear than with the Bradford assay method
Assay format—assay may be performed in test tubes or microplates
Sample volume—requires only 10 µL for microplate or 100 µL for the test tube procedures
Storage—room temperature storage

The accessory Ionic Detergent Compatibility Reagent (IDCR) provides for even broader detergent compatibility, making this one of the only protein assays that is suitable for samples containing Laemmli SDS sample buffer with bromophenol blue. Although the Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay produces a higher level of protein-to-protein variation (37%) than other assays, such as the BCA Protein Assay, the simpler single-reagent format and broader substance compatibility make the Pierce 660-nm assay more convenient for many routine applications. The Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay can be performed in either a test tube or microplate format.

How the Pierce 660-nm Assay detects protein
The Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay is based on the binding of a proprietary dye-metal complex to protein in acidic conditions that causes a shift in the dye's absorption maximum, which is measured at 660 nm. The dye-metal complex is reddish-brown and changes to green upon protein binding. The color change is produced by deprotonation of the dye at low pH facilitated by interactions with positively charged amino acid groups in proteins. Therefore, the dye interacts mainly with basic residues in proteins, such as histidine, arginine, and lysine and to a lesser extent tyrosine, tryptophan, and phenylalanine.

The color produced in the assay is stable and increases in proportion to a broad range of increasing protein concentrations, even in the presence of detergents and reducing agents that would be incompatible with Bradford and BCA Protein Assays.

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Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay Kit (includes protein standards)
Ionic Detergent Compatibility Reagent for Pierce 660-nm Protein Assay Reagent
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Specifications

Description: Pierce 660nm Protein Assay Reagent
Assay: Protein Quantitation Assay
Target Specificity: Not Target-Specific
Product Line: Pierce™
Technique: Solution-based Detection, Absorbance
Detection Method: Colorimetric
For Use With (Equipment): Spectrophotometer, Microplate Reader

Contents & storage

Store the assay reagent at room temperature.