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The dangers of overexposing western blots

Nigel
It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist of Spinal Tap.

 

None more black (or none more white) is a real concern when you’re talking about imaging western blots. If you only want to verify the presence of a protein, you can stop reading here, because even an overexposed image will tell you that there is some protein present in your sample. But an overexposed image of a western blot is essentially useless when you’re … Continue Reading