Title: Analysis of protein transport to lysosomes
Authors : Schaub, Beat E
Nair, Prashant
Rohrer, Jack
Published in : Current Protocols in Cell Biology
Volume(Issue) : 27
Issue : 1
Publisher / Ed. Institution : John Wiley & Sons
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2005
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: No review
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 571: Physiology and related subjects
Abstract: Lysosomes are terminal degradative organelles that are found in all higher eukaryotic cells. The biogenesis of lysosomes involves the transport of various acid hydrolases and transmembrane glycoproteins from their site of synthesis in the endoplasmic reticulum through the biosynthetic and endocytic pathways. Protein transport to lysosomes can be studied by a combination of techniques based on the separation of intracellular organelles. Percoll density gradient centrifugation has long been the method of choice for separating lysosomes from other organelles in cell homogenates, and accordingly, this unit describes protocols for obtaining reasonably pure lysosomal fractions from mammalian cells using Percoll density gradient separation.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1002/0471143030.cb1508s27
ISSN: 1934-2500
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/6800
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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