Thermo Scientific Pierce 2-Mercaptoethanol (2-ME), also called beta-mercaptoethanol (b-ME), is a mild reducing agent for cleaving protein disulfide bonds.
Features of 2-mercaptoethanol:
• Also known as β-mercaptoethanol, beta-mercaptoethanol, bME, b-ME
• Mild but effective reducing agent, often included in enzyme solutions to protect against catalytic site inactivation due to cysteine sulfhydryl oxidation/disulfide formation; added at final concentrations of 5 and 20 mM, with or without EDTA, as an additional protectantRelated ProductsPierce™ TCEP-HClPierce™ DTT (Dithiothreitol)
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