Labeling of Proteins in vitro (P9302)


  1. Dissolve the vial of CoA substrate (50 nmol) in 50 μl of fresh DMSO to yield a labeling stock solution of 1 mM CoA substrate. Mix by vortexing for 10 minutes until all the CoA substrate is dissolved. Dilute this 1 mM stock solution 1:4 in fresh DMSO to yield a 250 µM stock for labeling proteins in vitro

  2. Set up the reactions, in order, as follows:
    Component Volume Final
    Deionized Water 29.25μl  
    1 M HEPES 2.5 μl 50 mM
    50 mM MgCl2 10 μl 10 mM
    40 µM SEP
    1.25 μl 1 µM
    50 µM ACP-tag or MCP-tag Purified Protein 5μl 5 µM
    250 µM CoA
    2μl 10 µM
    Total Volume 50 μl  
  3. Incubate in the dark for 60 minutes at 37°C. 

  4. Run sample on an SDS-PAGE gel and detect using a fluorescent gel scanner or store samples at -20°C or -80°C in the dark.

    Removal of Unreacted Substrate (optional)
    After the labeling reaction, the unreacted substrate can be separated from the labeled ACP-tag or MCP-tag fusion protein by gel filtration or dialysis. Please refer to the vendor’s instructions for the separation tools used.