The ReadyPrep protein extraction kit (membrane I) uses temperature-dependent phase partitioning and Triton X-114 detergent (Bordier 1981, Santoni et al. 2000) to prepare fractions that are enriched in membrane and hydrophobic proteins.
The ReadyPrep protein extraction kit (membrane I):
- Isolates proteins associated with membranes or containing two transmembrane domains
- Does not require the use of ultracentrifugation or density gradients
- Contains a strongly chaotropic extraction buffer to efficiently solubilize proteins
- Includes the components of the ReadyPrep 2-D cleanup kit to remove compounds from the extraction buffer that might interfere with IEF
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Santoni V et al. (2000). Membrane proteomics: Use of additive main effects with multiplicative interaction model to classify plasma membrane proteins according to their solubility and electrophoresis properties. Electrophoresis 21, 3329–3344.