Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS), Ultrapure coats proteins and DNA giving them a negative charge which allows travel through an electrical field towards the anode during gel electrophoresis. Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) Ultrapure is ≥99.5% pure.
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|Mechanism of Action
|Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate works by denaturing proteins but does so without breaking peptide bonds. Once proteins are denatured, they carry the highly negative charge they acquired from the SDS, changing their shape and making them more suitable for gel electrophoresis.
|Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate can be used as a selective agent/supplement to inhibit the growth of non-coliform organisms.
|SDS is used in several electrophoresis applications including SDS-PAGE gel construction, running buffers, and DNA and protein preparation and denaturing.