CST BLOG: Lab Expectations

The official blog of Cell Signaling Technology® (CST) where we discuss what to expect from your time at the bench, share tips, tricks, and information.

Trim-Away: Rapid, Easy, and Specific Protein Degradation

Foundational approaches for studying protein function in living models—gene editing and RNA interfer...

Strategies for Successful Multiplex Immunofluorescence Experiments Using Conjugated Antibodies

One of the benefits of working with immunofluorescent (IF) analysis is the ability to compare multip...
Ginny Bain, PhD Apr 6, 2022

Subcellular Marker Selection for Immunofluorescence

When performing immunofluorescence (IF), it is common to multiplex with several antibodies and/or dy...
Ginny Bain, PhD Jan 12, 2022

Multiplexing the Brain: A Galaxy of Possibilities

The average human brain contains over 100 billion cells, which is nearly the same number as there ar...
Richard Cho, PhD Dec 15, 2021

Post-Translational Modifications: Analyzing Protein Activation State

Post-translational modifications (PTMs) are a critical regulatory mechanism that allows cells to tig...
Andrea T Dec 8, 2021

Tools for Monitoring Cell State

Have you been wondering how to monitor a cell state or cellular response? From a basic research stan...
Andrea T Oct 6, 2021

A Tale of Two Stains: Ponceau S vs. Coomassie Blue

You've just finished running your lysate sample by SDS-PAGE, so you're pretty confident your protein...

Recommended Best Practices for Lysate Handling

The preparation of a cell lysate is crucial to the success of many assays, including techniques that...
Michelle G Sep 2, 2020

Pros and Cons of Different Multiplexing Techniques

Multiplex immunohistochemistry (mIHC) and multiplex immunofluorescence (mIF) are widely used to iden...
Emma E Jul 22, 2020

Video: How to Choose Enzymatic or Sonication Protocol for ChIP

The success of your chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experiment depends on the fragmentation of ...
Kenneth Buck, PhD Nov 6, 2019

IMC: Endless Possibilities to Understand the Microenvironment of Disease

Understanding the microenvironment of disease is critical. Targeted cancer therapies may not be effe...
Kris H Oct 23, 2019

General Tips for Successful Cell Culture

Culturing cells in the lab? Following these tips will add to your success and help you avoid wasted ...
Dan D Apr 24, 2019

Introducing Cell Mentor

In collaboration with Cell Press, we are excited to announce a new educational resource that will ma...
Chris Sumner Apr 10, 2019

Tech Tips Video: How much antibody should I use for ChIP?

It's time to check out another video from the CST Tech Tips playlist! In this edition of Tech Tips, ...
Kenneth Buck, PhD Nov 28, 2018

Tech Tips Video: Milk or BSA? Choosing a blocking protein for Western Blot

So you've set the timer to five minutes for the first of three TBST washes for your western blot mem...
Kenneth Buck, PhD Sep 5, 2018

Keep ChIP’ing Away

So your experiments and data are funneling you down an inescapable path. You need to show direct gen...
Curtis Desilets Jan 31, 2018

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