Macromolecular X-Ray Crystallography Core Protocols and Policies


Trace fluorescence labeling


Simple 0.1% protein labeling protocol

  1. Prepare 5 mM stock solution of a succinimidyl ester dye in DMSO
  2. Add appropriate amount of dye to protein solution for 0.1 % labeling of lysine residues assuming a 1:1 stochiometric labeling efficiency to amine residues
  3. Wait 5 minutes for 90% dye binding

* There is no need for purification and samples are still fluorescent after 120 days

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