Quantitative gel electrophoresis: sources of variation.

Gel electrophoresis is known for its often unsatisfactory precision. Percental relative standard deviations (RSD%) in a range of 15-70% have been reported. Therefore, an improvement of precision in quantitative 2-DE is necessary. In the present, study we have analyzed the work flow of 2-DE in detail to assess the main error sources. Potential major sources… (More)