Protein quantification Colorimetric method

The most widely used method for protein quantification is by spectrophotometry. The concentration of the protein in the samples is measured at an absorbance of 280 nm. The absorbance of the sample protein is then plotted against a standard curve. This method allows for total protein quantification in a sample (cell and tissue extracts). Before analysing the concentration of protein in the sample, it is important to choose the right test method.  For high protein concentration samples (above 5 - 160 mg/ml) the best method is to use the Biuret test. For low concentrations samples (between 1 - 2000µg/ml) the best methods are Lowry assay, BCA assay, Bradford assay and coomassie blue (for exact sensitivity of the test kits you use, refer to manufacturer's protocol). If the samples contain detergents like Triton X-100 then BCA assay is the best choice. For samples that have proteins larger than 3 KDa in size Bradford assay is the best choice. Each method has advantages and disadvantages, plan your analysis considering your sample characteristics.

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Micro BCA™ Protein Assay Kit

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Human iPS cell lysates were prepared by dissolving Tic cells (1.25 mg protein/1 × 107 cells, as determined with a Micro BCA protein assay kit (Pierce-Thermo Scientific)) in the complete RIPA buffer (0.5 mL) under sonication.
2-D Quant Kit


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Total protein was extracted from the human cervical cancer samples and non-cancer samples. 2-D Quant kits (Amersham Biosciences, Little Chalfont, UK) were used to determine the total concentrations.
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The protein concentration of cell lysates was determined by bicinchoninic acid (BCA) assay (QuantiPro BCA Assay Kit, Sigma-Aldrich) according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Protein concentrations were determined using the BCA assay (Pierce) using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as standard.
Pierce™ BCA Protein Assay Kit

Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Protein concentration was determined using Bicinchoninic Acid Protein Assay (Pierce™, Rockford, IL, USA).
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