Validating phospho-specificity of antibodies

Discover our procedure for validating phospho-specificity of antibodies in your experiment.

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  1. PVDF membranes (after protein transfer and rehydration of the membrane in 100% methanol followed by water) should be incubated overnight at 37°C in 1% calf intestinal alkaline phosphatase diluted in NE buffer 1 (NaCl 10 mM; Tris 5 mM, pH 7.9; MgCl​2 1 mM; dithiothreitol 0.1 mM).
  2. Sister membranes should be incubated in the NE buffer only. Rinse three times in TBST.
  3. Block membranes in 5% milk in TBST.
  4. Incubate membranes overnight in primary antibody.
  5. Secondary antibody concentrations and detection protocol should be performed as usual.

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