Plant phenolic compounds and protein prep.

Bassie baslee at kabelfoon.nl
Tue Aug 1 13:21:20 EST 2000


Dr. Peter Gegenheimer wrote:

> On Tue, 1 Aug 2000 13:08:08, Byung-Hoon Kim <byung-hoon.kim at uni-tuebingen.de>
> wrote:
>
> ð
> ð Hello everyone,
> ð
> ð I wonder if phenolic compounds im Arabidopsis can influence protein
> ð structure during the preparation of protein extract.
> ð Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
>
> Phenolics bind tightly to many proteins (this is the basis for tanning
> leather!) and denature them. Phenolics can be sequestered by including PVP
> (polyvinylpyrrolidone) or PVPP (??) in the crude extract. There are several
> good methods papers on plant extracts that deal with this problem; an older
> one is my chapter in Meth Enz 182, 174-193 (1990).
>
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Another (cheaper) option is to add 50-100 mM bisulphite in your buffers to
prevent the phenolic compounds to start reacting.

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