BOKU - Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - Forschungsinformationssystem

Logo BOKU-Forschungsportal

Gewählte Publikation:

Abas, L; Luschnig, C; .
(2010): Maximum yields of microsomal-type membranes from small amounts of plant material without requiring ultracentrifugation.
Anal Biochem. 2010; 401(2):217-227 FullText FullText_BOKU

Isolation of a microsomal membrane fraction is a common procedure in studies involving membrane proteins. By conventional definition, microsomal membranes are collected by centrifugation of a postmitochondrial fraction at 100,000g in an ultracentrifuge, a method originally developed for large amounts of mammalian tissue. We present a method for isolating microsomal-type membranes from small amounts of Arabidopsis thaliana plant material that does not rely on ultracentrifugation but instead uses the lower relative centrifugal force (21,000g) of a microcentrifuge. We show that the 21,000g pellet is equivalent to that obtained at 100,000g and that it contains all of the membrane fractions expected in a conventional microsomal fraction. Our method incorporates specific manipulation of sample density throughout the procedure, with minimal preclearance, minimal volumes of extraction buffer, and minimal sedimentation pathlength. These features allow maximal membrane yields, enabling membrane isolation from limited amounts of material. We further demonstrate that conventional ultracentrifuge-based protocols give submaximal yields due to losses during early stages of the procedure; that is, extensive amounts of microsomal-type membranes can sediment prematurely during the typical preclearance steps. Our protocol avoids such losses, thereby ensuring maximal yield and a representative total membrane fraction. The principles of our method can be adapted for nonplant material. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Autor*innen der BOKU Wien:
Abas Melinda Frances Anna
Luschnig Christian
Find related publications in this database (using NML MeSH Indexing)
Arabidopsis/chemistry*;Cell Fractionation/methods*;Centrifugation/methods;Endoplasmic Reticulum/chemistry;Membrane Proteins/isolation & purification*;Microsomes/chemistry*;Plant Proteins/isolation & purification*;Ultracentrifugation/methods;

Find related publications in this database (Keywords)
Microsomal fraction
Membrane protein
Arabidopsis thaliana
Endoplasmic reticulum
Plasma membrane
PIN auxin efflux carriers

© BOKU Wien Impressum