Molecular Techniques and Methods

Isolation of Microsomes from Plant Tissue

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INTRODUCTION




MATERIALS AND SOLUTIONS

Homogenization Buffer (100 ml)
10 mM Tris-HCl (pH7.4) ------------------------ 1 ml of 1 M Tris-HCl
10 mM KCl -------------------------------------- 1 ml of 1 M KCl
1.5 mM MgCl2 ----------------------------------- 150 ul of 1 M MgCl2
10 mM DTT -------------------------------------- 1 ml of 1 M DTT
0.5 M Sucrose ------------------------------------ 17 g
Add distilled H2O to make a final volume of ----- 100 ml
  • Autoclave and keep at 4oC.


    Resuspension Buffer (100 ml)
    100 mM HEPES (pH7.0) ------------------------- 10 ml of 1 M HEPES
    0. 05% Triton X-100 ------------------------------100 ul of 50% Triton X-100
    0.5 M Sucrose ------------------------------------ 17 g
    Add distilled H2O to make a final volume of ----- 100 ml
  • Autoclave and keep at 4oC.




    PROCEDURES

  • All steps should be performed on ice.

    1. Grind 10-50 g fresh tissue in a prechilled mug and pestle.

    2. Add 10 - 15 ml of Homogenization Buffer and 1.5 ml of 10 mM PMSF.

    3. Grind again in ice.

    4. Filter through 4 layers of cheesecloth

    5. Centrifuge filtrate at 800g for 10 min at 4oC to remove cell debris, plastids, starch and nuclei.

    6. Transfer supernatant to an ultracentrifuge tube.

    7. Centrifuge in a fixed-angle rotor at 65,000-70,000 rpm for 1.5 - 2 hr at 4oC.

    8. Collect the microsome pellet on the side wall with 500 ul Resuspension Buffer.

    9. Centrifuge 10 min at 800g and 4oC to remove cell debris, plastids, starch and nuclei.

    10. Carfully transfer supernatant to a new microfuge tube.

    11. Keep microsomes at -80oC for 6 months.




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