Protein Quantitation: Bradford Method


Protein quantitation according to the Bradford method.

Keywords: protein quantitation; bradford; coomassie brilliant blue; calorimetric quantification

Figure 1.

Example of a calibration curve of bovine serum albumin according to the protocol of Bradford.



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Gebauer, W(Oct 2002) Protein Quantitation: Bradford Method. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003753]