Unit

UNIT 4.6 Long-Term Storage of Proteins

  1. John. F. Carpenter1,
  2. Mark C. Manning1,
  3. Theodore W. Randolph2

Published Online: 1 MAY 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471140864.ps0406s27

Current Protocols in Protein Science

Current Protocols in Protein Science

How to Cite

Carpenter, J. F., Manning, M. C. and Randolph, T. W. 2002. Long-Term Storage of Proteins. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 27:4.6:4.6.1–4.6.6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    university of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

  2. 2

    University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2002
  2. Published Print: MAR 2002

Abstract

This unit provides a summary of some of the issues that researchers face when attempting to store purified proteins. It briefly explains the stresses that induce protein aggregation the major causes for chemical degradation. It also discusses how to use various storage strategies to increase the long-term stability of proteins. When appropriate it points out critical mistakes to avoid. This unit provides a summary of some of the issues that researchers face when attempting to store purified proteins.