Detection of Electrophoretic Variants of Notch, PS Integrin, and DROP-1 Proteins in Drosophila melanogaster Following Extraction in Guanidine Hydrochloride

Saul L. Zackson, Michael W. Graner, Timothy L. Karr

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Abstract

A method is presented for the rapid extraction of proteins from Drosophila tissues. This method involves lysis of embryos in high concentrations of guanidine hydrochloride, followed by ultracentrifugation in a guanidine hydrochloride step gradient. Several membrane-associated antigens, including Notch and the β subunit of PS integrin are enriched in this preparation. The quantity of the proteoglycan, DROP-1, obtained from Drosophila eggs and testes was also greatly improved by the guanidine hydrochloride extraction method. This method should prove useful in the isolation and characterization of many Drosophila antigens, particularly those associated with cell membranes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-495
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume194
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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