Thursday, October 8, 2009

Estimation of Disulfide Bonds Using Ellman’s Reagent

Ellman’s reagent has been widely used for the quantitation of thiols in peptides and proteins. It has also been used to assay disulfides present after blocking any free thiols (e.g., by carboxymethylation) and reducing the disulfides prior to reaction with the reagent. It is also commonly used to check the efficiency of conjugation of sulfhydryl- containing peptides to carrier proteins in the production of antibodies.