Subfractionating yeast

Ricardo Azpiroz azpiroz at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Wed Jun 12 11:46:41 EST 1996

Actually, yeast mitochondria and nuclei are a cinch to purify.

On 12 Jun 1996 group at wrote:

> In article <mbxfd-110696123054 at>,
> mbxfd at (Fergus Doherty) wrote:
> > Can anyone point me to a good recent ref or review on subcellular
> > fractionation of yeast?
> > 
> > I'm thinking of replacing a liver fract with a yeast one for a class - so I
> > need to be able to get all the major organelles reasonably separated with
> > one fractionation (because other parts of the class look at yeast alcohol
> > dehydrogenase - so it makes sense).  Advice on the need to prepare
> > spheroplasts or not appreciated.
> > 
> > Also, for research purposes a good way to prepare highly purified vacuoles.
> > 
> > All from S. cerevisiae, most probably.
> Bad news.  Yeast organelles are not easier to fractionate.  
> Do a medline search on Peter Novick.  Look for a Methods in Enzymology or
> Methods in Cell Biology paper called    
> "Fractionating Yeast Organelles".
> However, good protocols for purification of vacuoles exist.  Try a medline
> search on William Wickner.  He has a recent Cell paper on vacuole fusion.

Ricardo Azpiroz
Department of Biochemistry
Life Sciences South
University of Arizona
Tucson AZ 85721-0106

azpiroz at U.Arizona.EDU

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