Identify a protein defect using agarose electrophoresis.
- Students Simulate Protein Electrophoresis
- Materials for Eight Lab Groups
- Time Required: ~90 Minute
In an attempt to determine the presence of the sickle-cell anemia trait, students will use agarose electrophoresis to separate several simulated hemoglobin protein samples.
They will learn to identify and differentiate between normal hemoglobin and sickle-cell hemoglobin. They will also learn to identify those who are heterozygous for the sickle-cell gene.
Accessories information: An agarose electrophoresis chamber, power supply, and 10 μL micropipets, required, are available separately.
Ordering information: Eight gels are included in the kit as well as a teacher’s guide and student copy master.