Targeting Talk: Conjugate Calculations

I ordered a control conjugate to use alongside my targeted conjugate, but the two products are at different concentrations. How much control conjugate should I use?

Conjugate products are often of differing protein concentrations, meaning dilution of one is usually necessary to ensure comparable amounts of control conjugate and targeted conjugate are used. This adjustment can be done on a molar basis or a protein concentration basis. The data sheet shipped with each Advanced Targeting System conjugate specifies the molecular weight of the product. There are various calculators available on the ATS web site.

By using these tools, calculations can be done that will ensure the same number of molecules of both control and targeted conjugate are used in your experiment. Alternatively, if the molecular weights of the two products are similar, calculations can be done to use the same amount of control protein as targeted conjugate protein in your experiment.