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Description: Protein A resin, Protein A agarose

Reagent: Cross-linked agarose conjugated with recombinant protein A. The protein A resin is supplied as 50% slurry in PBS/20% Ethanol.

Recommended usage: Protein A resin can be used to purify IgG antibodies or recombinant proteins with IgG-Fc tag. The binding capacity for the resin is about 20mg of human IgG1 antibody per mL of resin.

Vial Size: 1mL, 10mL, 50mL

Storage and Handling: Store the vial at 4°C (DO NOT FREEZE). The unopened vial is stable for twelve months when stored at 4°C.

Chemical stability: 0.5M NaOH, 6M guanidine hydrochloride, 20% ethanol, 8M urea, commonly used aqueous buffers for protein A purification

Application: Protein Purification, Immunoprecipitation

Recommended protocol: The protein A resin can be used for purification of IgG antibody or Fc-tagged recombinant protein in the batch or column method.

  • Resin Preparation: thoroughly resuspend the protein A resin by gentle inversion until the resin is in uniform suspension. Apply the desired volume of the resin into the empty column and allow the beads to be settled down and liquid drained. Do not let the resin run dry. Apply at least 2 column volumes (net resin volume) of PBS or PBS/0.09% NaN3 to wash off the ethanol. Now the resin is ready for use.
  • Binding and washing: for column purification, we recommend running cell lysate or culture sup at the speed of 0.5-1.0mL/min. For batch purification, the washed protein A resin can be added to the cell lysate or culture sup and stirred with low speed (50-70 rpm) on the stir plate or rotating or the rotator. The binding usually can be completed at room temperature for 3-5 hours or overnight at 4°C. After the batch binding, the sample with the resin can be loaded into Bio-rad Econo-column. After the resin is completely settled down (for batch purification) or after the lysate or sup is completely loaded into the column (for column purification), wash the column with PBS or PBS/0.09% NaN3 to get rid of non-specific binding. This can be monitored by the Bradford method or UV monitor till it reaches the baseline
  • Target Protein Elution: Bound protein can be eluted with 0.1M Glycine pH2.7. Otherwise, the protein can be eluted step-wise with 0.1M Citrate acid pH5, pH4, and then pH Neutralize the eluted protein with 2M Tris PH8.0 immediately (usually 0.1 volume of elution is sufficient). Usually for Fc tagged protein, we recommended using stepwise elution and running the SDS-PAGE (reducing and non-reducing condition) and size exclusion column to check whether the aggregation status (See attached figures showing that pH3.0 elute has aggregated protein and pH4.0 elute has much less aggregate). The aggregation status of certain proteins might affect their function.
  • Resin regeneration: the resin can be reused up to 10 times without significant loss in binding capacity. After each use, wash the column with 5 column volume of the elution buffer and then equilibrate the column with 5-10 column volume of PBS/0.09% sodium azide. For more thorough regeneration, the resin can be washed sequentially with 6M guanidine-HCl (2-5 column volume), 0.5M NaOH (2-5 column volume), deionized water (5-10 column volume), PBS/0.09% sodium azide, or PBS/20% Ethanol (5-10 column volume). Transfer the resin into the appropriate container and store it at 4°C. For long-term storage, we recommend storing the resin in PBS/20% Ethanol at 4°C.

Protein A Resin

  • Catalog

    Resin Volume

    Product Volume


    1 mL

    2 mL


    10 mL

    20 mL


    50 mL

    100 mL

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