help!how to detect cytochrome C releasing from motocondria!

Paul S. Brookes. brookes at
Mon Mar 13 14:05:17 EST 2000

Lyse (gently) the cells and centrifuge.  Then western blot for cyt-c in the 
mitochondrial pellet and the cytosol/supernatant.  Pharmingen's mouse 
monoclonal Ab works well in our hands.  See FASEB J. vol 13, pp2031-2036 
(1999) for  a recent example of this.

Of course with any such method you have to make sure any cyt-c you see in 
the supernatant is actually released and not due to non-pelleted 
mitochondria.  Enzyme assays like citrate synthase are simple enough to 
accomplish this.


Dr. Paul S. Brookes.            (brookes at
UAB Department of Pathology,   G004 Volker Hall
1670 University Blvd., Birmingham AL 35294 USA
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