Protein G / Agarose

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Protein G / Agarose

Agarose for IgG purification

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2 ml

5 ml

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Agarose for IgG purification

Protein G is an immunoglobulin-binding protein expressed in group C and G Streptococcal bacteria. It is a 65-kDa (G148 protein G) and a 58 kDa (C40 protein G) cell surface protein that has found application in purifying antibodies through its binding to the Fc region [1].

Protein G binds to most mammalian IgGs through the Fc region, but some binding also occurs through the Fab region.

Native protein G also binds albumin, however, because serum albumin is a major contaminant of antibody sources, the albumin binding site has been removed from recombinant forms of Protein G [2].

Protein G / Agarose from InvivoGen uses the recombinant form of protein G lacking the albumin-binding region.



1. Sjobring U. et al., 1991. Streptococcal Protein G. Gene structure and protein binding properties. J Biol Chem. 140:1194-1197.
2. Goward CR. et al., 1990. Expression and purification of truncated recombinant streptococccal Protein G. Biochem J. 267:171-177.

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Binding capacity of Protein G:

  • 20 mg of human IgG per ml of gel
  • 15 mg of rabbit IgG per ml of gel
  • 6 mg of mouse IgG per ml of gel
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Protein G / Agarose is available in two quantities:

  • gel-agg-2: 2 ml Protein G / Agarose provided as a 50% v/v gel slurry in 20% v/v ethanol (total volume 4 ml)
  • gel-agg-5: 5 ml Protein G / Agarose provided as a 50% v/v gel slurry in 20% v/v ethanol (total volume 10 ml)

room temperature Protein G / Agarose is shipped at room temperature.

store Store at 4 ̊C.


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