NI™ (Non-Interfering™) Protein Assa...

NI™ (Non-Interfering™) Protein Assay Kit with Albumin Standard

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A highly sensitive, colorimetric protein assay that overcomes interference of common laboratory agents present in protein solutions and shows minimal protein-to-protein variation. The assay is unaffected by the presence of common laboratory agents, such as reducing agents, chelating agents, detergents, amines, sugars, chaotropes, salts, drugs, antibiotics, cobalt and other common laboratory agents (see tables 1 and 2). The NI™ Protein Assay is composed of two simple steps (see figure 1): Universal Protein Precipitating Agent (UPPA™) is added to the protein solutions to rapidly precipitate total protein. Protein is immobilized by centrifugation and interfering agents in the supernatant are discarded. Protein concentration is assayed by mixing with an alkaline solution containing a known concentration of copper salt; the copper ions bind to the peptide backbone and the assay measures the unbound copper ions (see figure 2). The assay is independent of protein side chains minimizing protein-to-protein variation (see figure 3). The color density is inversely proportional to the amount of protein. Table 1: A selection of compounds and the maximum concentrations that are compatible with the NI™ Protein Assay. Compound Concentration Compound Concentration Ammonium sulfate 40% N-Octyl glucoside 0.5% Brij ® 35 1% Phosphate buffer 0.2M CHAPS 1% Sarcosyl 1% CHAPSO 1% Sodium azide 0.1M CTAB 1M Sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) 1% Digitonin 0.3% Sucrose 30% DTT 10mM TCEP 15mM EDTA 10mM Thesit ® 2% Glycerol 30% Thiourea 2M Guanidine.HCl 6M Tris 0.2M Guanidine thiocyanate 6M Triton ® X-100 3% HEPES 0.1M Triton ® X-114 1% Iodoacetamide 15mM Tween ® 20 2% 2-mercaptoethanol 0.5% Urea 8M Table 2: NI™ Protein Assay is compatible with strong chaotropic extraction buffers Buffer composition Buffer composition 4M urea, 1% SDS, 10mM EDTA, 0.8% 2-mercaptoethanol 1% Sarcosyl, 0.8% 2-mercaptoethanol, 4M guanidine thiocyanate, 10mM EDTA 6M urea, 2M thiourea, 4% CHAPS 6M urea, 2M thiourea, 2% CHAPS, 2% ND SB 201 6M urea, 2M thiourea, 4% Nonidet ® P-40 6M urea, 2M thiourea, 2% CHAPS, 2% SB 2 10


Estimate protein during protein purification, electrophoresis, cell biology, molecular biology, and other research applications. Suitable for protein samples containing common laboratory agents, such as reducing agents ( ß-mercaptoethanol, dithiothreitol), chelating agents (EDTA), detergents, amines (Tris), sugars and many other agents. Suitable for samples containing chaotropic agents such as urea, thiourea, guanidine hydrochloride, guanidine thiocyanate, ammonium sulfate, drugs, antibiotics, cobalt, and numerous other agents and extraction buffers. Suitable for determination of protein concentration in cellular fractions, tissue & cell lysates and chromatography purification fractions. Suitable for dilute protein solutions.


Linear response 0.5µg-50µg protein Small sample requirement, only 1-50µl Unaffected by non-protein chemicals and agents Protocol time: ~30 minutes Long Shelf Life

Catalog#: 786-005
LID#: 3955A
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Warehouse Storage Temp4C
DescriptionA highly sensitive, colorimetric protein assay that overcomes interference of common laboratory agents.
Unit Size500 Assays
Safety StatementsFor Research Use Only
Sample AvailabilityYes
SynonymProtein Assay, Protein Quantification Assay, Protein Estimation Assay, NI(Non-Interfering) Protein Assay, NI, Non-interfering, non interfering, assay, protein, NI Protein Assay

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Shipped In: Ambient

Hazardous Material: No


Shelf Life: 12 MONTHS

Storage Temperature: 4C

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