Low Fluorescence Western Membrane (PVDF) (ab133411)


  • Product name
    Low Fluorescence Western Membrane (PVDF)
    See all Western blot membrane reagents
  • Tested applications
    Suitable for: WBmore details
  • General notes

    Pre-cut membranes (10 sheets, 7 x 9 cm), compatible with gels 10 x 10 cm and smaller. Note: PVDF membranes must be activated prior to use. Membrane activation protocol: 1. Pre-wet the membrane in methanol for a few moments until the membrane is completely wet. 2. Transfer the wet membrane from methanol to purified water and incubate on a rocker or shaker for at least 5 minutes. Make sure that the membrane is fully immersed in water and does not float on the water’s surface. 3. Transfer the membrane from water to transfer buffer, and incubate for 5 minutes.



Our Abpromise guarantee covers the use of ab133411 in the following tested applications.

The application notes include recommended starting dilutions; optimal dilutions/concentrations should be determined by the end user.

Application Abreviews Notes
WB Use at an assay dependent concentration.


This product has been referenced in:
  • Jebali R  et al. Lactobacillus plantarum alleviate aflatoxins (B1 and M1) induced disturbances in the intestinal genes expression and DNA fragmentation in mice. Toxicon 146:13-23 (2018). WB . Read more (PubMed: 29574215) »

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Customer reviews and Q&As

We tried other popular PVDF membranes and just didn't get the sort of clarity we wanted until we started using the Optiblot reagent kits. The PVDF is recommended for use with the Optiblot kits and we have be able to obtain excellent transfer of protein from 17-well and 12-well Optiblot gels onto the membranes as well subsequent detection of a weakly expressed membrane protein.

The image is taken straight after blotting for 2 and a half hour in the Optiblot reagents, followed by Ponceau S staining for 1 minute, with ladder in blue and 17-lanes of protein (70ug per lane). The developed images is for detection of Beta-Actin.
The membrane itself is quite robust to stripping and not prone to tearing.
Overall, compared to other PVDF membranes, when combined with the Optblot reagents, we have seen a successful series of blots and detection of proteins.

Dr. Raj Badhan

Verified customer

Submitted Jan 23 2014

I just noticed that I had forgotten to add the Western Blot guide that I mentioned in the last email. I have attached the guide to this email.

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Generally when transferring a very small protein, it is best to use a semi-dry transfer procedure. These usually run at 100V for 40-60 minutes. I would recommend transfer times at the lower end to this range. I...

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I have been in contact with the lab regarding ab133411. The pore size of the PVDF membrane is 0.45um

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