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  • Remake 2.5 mM luminol stock solution and 2.3 μL HRP solution to continue HRP chemiluminescence assay.
  • Make starter culture media and expression culture media to use with E. coli cells expressing adenosine deaminase enzyme.
  • Abigail E. Miller 18:05, 7 October 2012 (EDT):you need to include more information. how many starter cultures were made? how many expression cultures? how were they autoclaved? be specific.

Luminol Stock Solution in H2O and Carbonate Buffer

  • Please refer to entry on 2012/09/19 for luminol stock solution protocol and calculations.
    • Actual mass luminol: 0.00443 g
    • Actual concentration luminol: 2.5 mM
    • Actual mass Na2CO3: 0.08 g
    • Actual mass NaHCO3: 0.48 g

Horseradish Peroxidase Stock Solution in H2O

  • 1 mL of 23 μM HRP solution was made by adding 0.0010 g of HRP to 1 mL of H2O.
  • The solution was diluted to concentrations of 2.3 μM, 1.15 μM, 0.23 μM, and 23 nM by serial dilution. For each solution, 1 mL of HRP solution was added to 9 mL of H2O.

Horseradish Peroxidase Chemiluminescence Assay

  • Note that the HRP solution was further diluted (see above) in an attempt to slow the reaction rate such that the reaction progress could be observed via fluorescence.
  • Other studies on HRP chemiluminescence assays indicated that the optimal mole ratio of H2O2 to luminol is about 2.2.
  • The intensity of the chemiluminescence of the solutions was recorded over a period of 300 s. The excitation wavelength was 350 nm and the emission wavelength was 430 nm. The excitation slit width was 15 nm and the emission slit width was 20 nm.
    • The baseline for the solutions was established by measuring the intensity of a solution of sodium carbonate buffer in water.

  • The initial concentrations of the components of the chemiluminescence assay solutions are as follows:
Trial Phenol Luminol H2O2 HRP
118 mM1.25 mM425 µM2.3 µM
218 mM1.25 mM1.7 mM2.3 µM
318 mM1.25 mM1.7 mM1.15 µM


  • Graph of intensity versus time of p-iodophenol-enhanced solutions of luminol, H2O2, and horseradish peroxidase.
  • Please refer to the above table for initial concentrations of the components. Final concentrations will be calculated in the future.
  • Based on the shape of the curves, it appears that the reaction is proceeding too quickly upon the addition of HRP, such that the slope is too steep. It is recommended that the concentration of HRP be decreased, while the concentration of luminol to H2O2 optimized.
  • Abigail E. Miller 18:07, 7 October 2012 (EDT):I'm confused by what you mean for initial and final concentrations? before and after mixing reagents for assay or before and after reaction occurs?

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