protocol for membrane receptor isolation
Dr Engelbert Buxbaum
(by engelbert_buxbaum from hotmail.com)
Thu Jul 3 09:14:53 EST 2008
Am 25.06.2008, 06:18 Uhr, schrieb WS <novalidaddress from nurfuerspam.de>:
> Just wonder if membrane proteins get solubilized without detegent?
No. Membrane attached proteins can be washed of membranes by high salt
(100 mM Na2CO3 pH 11.5 or 250 mM KI or 2 M NaBr), but transmembrane
proteins require detergents.
> Will eg 0.5% TX100 disrupt the antibody-recptor complex?
That depends on the nature and concentration of the detergent and on the
antibody-antigen interactions. Note however that in immunoprecipitation
studies even relatively harsh detergents like SDS are frequently used to
ensure specificity. For example, in their booklet on Pansorbin Calbiochem
recommends the following "superwash buffer": 100 mM NaCl, 50 mM Tris-HCl
pH 7.4, 2 mM EDTA, 2% Triton X-100, 0.5% SDS. Of course, not all
antibodies can be used with these conditions, but some titration should
give you detergent concentrations where specific binding survives with
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