A variety of plasmids contain DNA that encodes an N-terminal tag consisting of six histidine (His) residues, followed by an extended multiple cloning sites. The 6xHis tag on the expressed recombinant proteins allows for efficient coupling to Ni++ affinity resins and purification by a single step chromatography. As is the case with other protein tags, this polyhistidine tag can be cleaved at sites recognized by enzymes such as thrombin and enterokinases to isolate the protein of interest.
Suitable for use in Western Blot, Immunoprecipitation and Immunocytochemistry. Other applications not tested.
Western Blot: 1ug/ml
Optimal dilutions to be determined by the researcher.
Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4 degrees C for short-term only. Aliquot to avoid repeated freezing and thawing. Store at -20 degrees C. Aliquots are stable for 12 months. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap.