Immobiline DryStrip Reswelling Tray

Immobiline DryStrip Reswelling Tray
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GE Healthcare
Immobiline DryStrip
Reswelling Tray
7–18 cm
User Manual
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Important user information
All users must read this entire manual to fully
understand the safe use of Immobiline DryStrip
Reswelling Tray.
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Contents
Contents
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Function and description
1.1
2
Immobiline DryStrip gel rehydration
2.1
2.2
3
Important notes ........................................................................... 7
Rehydration solution ................................................................. 9
Sample capacity .......................................................................... 9
Rehydration protocol
3.1
3.2
Day 1 ...............................................................................................11
Day 2 ...............................................................................................12
4
Electrophoresis
5
Troubleshooting
6
Care and maintenance
7
Customer service information
8
Ordering information
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Function and description 1
1
Function and description
The Immobiline™ DryStrip Reswelling Tray is an accessory to the
Multiphor™ II 2-D electrophoresis system. It provides a convenient
means of rehydrating up to twelve precast Immobiline DryStrip gels
(IPG strips) at lengths up to 18 cm.
Separate slots allow the rehydration of individual IPG strips in a mini1
mal volume of solution. By including the sample to be separated in the
rehydration solution, the sample does not need to be loaded subsequently through the conventional sample cup. Loading the sample by
rehydration eliminates precipitation at the application site and increases the amount of sample that can be loaded to ≥5 mg for 50 μl
IPG strips.
The tray includes a lid to protect the IPG strips from dust and contamination during the rehydration period, which may range from 10 hours
to overnight. Leveling feet and an attached spirit level aid in the even
application of solution.
1.1
Important notes
•
Always wear gloves when handling IPG strips.
•
Do not overfill the slots; the proper rehydration volume is
tabulated in the following section.
•
Clean the reswelling tray thoroughly after each use (see the Care
and maintenance section).
•
Refer to the technical handbook 2-D Electrophoresis Using
Immobilized pH Gradients for a complete guide to handling IPG
strips.
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Sanchez, J.C., Rouge V., Pisteur, M., Ravier, F., Tonella, L., Moosmayer, M.,
Wilking, M.R., and Hochstrasser, D.F. 1997, “Improved and simplified in-gel
sample application using reswelling of dry immobilized pH gradients.”
Electrophoresis 18, 324-327.
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1 Function and description
1.1 Important notes
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Immobiline DryStrip gel rehydration 2
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Immobiline DryStrip gel rehydration
Ideally, the total volume of rehydration solution (with or without
sample) should equal the amount of fluid removed from the IPG strips
during the drying process. This ensures that the entire sample, if
included in the solution, enters the IPG strip. Using the optimal volume
minimizes electroendosmotic flow and water exudation during the
focusing step.
IPG strip length (cm)
recommended volume per slot (μl)
7
125
11
200
13
250
18
340
2.1
Rehydration solution
Directions for making rehydration solution can be found in the Appendix of the technical handbook, 2-D Electrophoresis Using Immobilized
pH Gradients.
Note: You can store the rehydration solution in 2.5 ml aliquots at
-20 °C.
2.2
Sample capacity
The protein capacity of IPG strips ranges from several micrograms to
milligrams. Factors that determine the maximum amount of sample
for a strip include protein solubility and the combination of pH gradient
width and strip length. In general, the longer the IPG strip and the
narrower the pH gradient, the higher the protein capacity will be.
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2.2 Sample capacity
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Rehydration protocol 3
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Rehydration protocol
3.1
Day 1
The following IPG strip rehydration procedure applies, either if the
sample is included in the rehydration solution or if it is applied by the
cup method just prior to IEF rehydration.
1
Slide the protective lid completely off of the reswelling tray.
Note: Deliver the solution slowly in one central point to minimize the
introduction of air bubbles. Remove any larger bubbles that may
be trapped in the solution.
2
Level the tray by turning the leveling feet screws until the bubble
in the spirit level is centered.
3
Pipette the appropriate volume of rehydration solution into each
slot that will hold a strip.
4
Gently lay each strip on the solution with the gel facing down and
the pointed end of the strip near the number labels on the tray
(Fig 1). Slide the strip back and forth to ensure that the entire
length of the strip is wetted.
Place only one strip in each reswelling chamber.
The tray can hold up to 12 strips.
5
Overlay each strip with 2–3 ml of DryStrip Cover Fluid to prevent
evaporation and urea crystallization.
6
Slide the lid into place and allow the gels to hydrate a minimum
of 10 hours (preferably overnight) at room temperature.
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3.2 Day 2
leveling feet
Fig 1-1. Placing an IPG strip in a prepared slot on the reswelling tray.
3.2
1
Day 2
To remove a strip, slide the forceps tip the along the slope and into
the slight depression under the pointed end of the strip and lift.
While still holding the strip, rinse it briefly in a stream of deionized
water delivered from a squeeze bottle.
Note: Rinsing removes excess rehydration solution, which reduces the
amount of urea crystallization on the strip surface during IEF.
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2
Momentarily rest the edge of the strip only on damp filter paper
(EPH Electrode Wick, 104 x 253 mm, code no. 80-1129-52) to
absorb excess moisture. Avoid contact between the gel portion of
the strip and the filter paper.
3
If the rehydration solution included sample, the strip is ready for
immediate placement on the Multiphor II electrophoresis unit. If
the sample will be applied with sample cups, refer to the
appropriate section in the Immobiline DryStrip Kit Instructions
(code no. 18-4038-63) or the technical handbook, 2-D
Electrophoresis Using Immobilized pH Gradients.
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Electrophoresis 4
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Electrophoresis
Follow your selected protocol or the guidelines for first dimension
focusing and second dimension gel electrophoresis in the technical
handbook, 2-D Electrophoresis Using Immobilized pH Gradients
(code no. 80-6429-60).
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Troubleshooting 5
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Troubleshooting
symptom
possible cause
remedy
Uneven swelling of
strips
IPG strips were stored at
or above room
temperature for too long
before rehydration.
Do not allow dry IPG
strips to sit at room
temperature for longer
than 10 min. Strips
absorb moisture from
the air. Store IPG strips
well-sealed, at
temperatures below 20 ºC.
Incorrect volume of
rehydration solution
used.
Make sure the correct
amount of solution is
added to the slot in the
reswelling tray.
The rehydration time is
too short.
Rehydrate the IPG
strips for at least 10 h.
Note: It is normal for the basic end of the IPG strip to swell faster than
the acidic end.
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Care and maintenance 6
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Care and maintenance
•
Never autoclave or heat any part above 45 ºC.
•
After each use, rinse the reswelling tray thoroughly and treat with
a detergent solution to remove residual protein. Rinse thoroughly
with water and then double distilled water and allow to dry.
•
Never clean the reswelling tray with alcohols, organic solvents,
abrasives, strong cleaning solutions, or strong acids or bases.
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Customer service information 7
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Customer service information
GE Healtcare offers complete technical support for all our products. If
you have any questions about how to use this product, or would like to
arrange to repair it, please call or fax your local GE Healtcare
representative.
Note: Request a copy of the GE Healthcare “Health and Safety
Declaration” form before returning the item. No items can be
accepted for servicing or return unless this form is properly
completed.
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Ordering information 8
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Ordering information
quantity
code no.
Immobiline DryStrip Reswelling
Tray, 7–8 cm
1
80-6371-84
2-D Electrophoresis Using
Immobilized pH Gradients,
Principles and Methods
1
80-6429-60
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