Reticulocyte Lysate

Sam Volchenboum volcs at
Thu Sep 29 12:08:25 EST 1994

In article <volcs-280994120713 at>, volcs at
(Sam Volchenboum) wrote:

> I've been using alot of lysate for in vitro translation, and it's getting
> really expensive - 1 ml = $110.  I would like to make my own, but don't
> want to hassle with the animals (time, cost, etc.).  Does anyone know if
> rabbit blood is commercially available?  I'm sure it's alot cheaper than
> the lysate!  I cannot find it in the catalogs I have here.  Is it
> reasonable to prepare retic lysate from commercially bought blood?

Thanks to Frederick for answering my question.  Pel-Freez (1-800-643-4500)
in Wisconsin sells reticulocyte rich blood, 25 ml for $44.  That will make
lots of lysate, I'm sure!


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