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FL 1, BS, Q36

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:00 pm
by NS_Tutor_Katelyn
A student asked us: "In the question it states that "CK isoforms containing M1 and M2 subunits migrate nearer the anode than do CK isoforms containing the unmodified M subunit." but in the explaination it's stated that "If the modified subunits migrate nearer the positive electrode than do unmodified subunits" Wouldn't this mean that the modified subunits are migrating to the cathode instead of the anode like the question states?"

Because an electrophoresis functions like an electrolytic cell (due to the applied current), the cathode is negatively charged and the anode is positively charged.