1. Briefly vortex the Protease/Phosphatase Inhibitor Cocktail (100X) before use.
2. Just prior to lysing cells, dilute the cocktail 1:100 in desired lysis buffer to obtain a 1X working concentration.
The Protease/Phosphatase Inhibitor Cocktail (100X) is composed of a proprietary mix of Aprotinin, Bestatin, E64, and Leupeptin to promote broad spectrum protection against endogenous proteases and sodium fluoride, sodium pyrophosphate, β-glycerophosphate, and sodium orthovanadate to promote broad spectrum protection against endogenous serine/threonine and tyrosine phosphatases. The cocktail does not contain EDTA (a metalloprotease inhibitor) which can be incompatible with some downstream applications (i.e. protein assays, 2D electrophoresis, etc.). If EDTA is desired as a protease inhibitor it can be added to the cell lysis buffer at a final working concentration of 5mM.
Store the undiluted 100X cocktail at 4ºC. Do not freeze. This product is stable for 12 months.
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