Protein analysis of mammalian cells in monolayer culture using the bicinchoninic assay.

We have applied the bicinchoninic acid (BCA) protein assay to rat brain primary astrocyte monolayer cultures growing in multiwell culture plates. The BCA method provides a more rapid and sensitive procedure with greater stability of color than is obtained using the Lowry method. Also, large numbers of samples can be read rapidly at the available wavelengths… CONTINUE READING