Peptides are currently being used for a myriad of purposes. Some uses require single peptides, while others will require more than one, or a mixture of peptides. As such, it pays to know how to mix them, so that when you are faced with such a situation, you don’t fret over it. Here is a brief look into how peptides should be mixed correctly.
For peptides to be mixed correctly, they must be in the same like or form. This implies that if a researcher is trying to mix two or more peptides, they should both be in a liquid state. Most shipments of peptides are generally in powder form, and this is mainly for preservation purposes. Such, must then be diluted into their proper states, before the mixing process can begin.
On some occasions, you may find the peptides shipped in a non-concentrated form, in which case, diluting them into a different state may not be necessary. But you should be informed that peptides shipped in such a form, normally have very short lifespans, and it is easy for them to lose their research integrity. If you need to mix peptides shipped in this form, the mixing should happen upon reception, because they may begin to degrade rather quickly, leading to a poor quality mixture or compromised research results.
When mixing two different peptides in liquid forms, extraction should be done using separate sterile syringes, and in the right proportions. After the liquids are extracted by the syringes, the mixing should then be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s guide, on a sterile container or dish. In most cases, the liquids will need to be swirled gently for a few minutes, but those with thicker viscosity, may need a bit of agitation to mix properly. Once a homogenous solution is achieved, the mixture can then be used for research or experiments.