UNIT 3.11 Quantitative Analysis of Surface Expression of Membrane Proteins Using Cold-Adapted Proteases
Published Online: 24 SEP 2013
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Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Protein Science
How to Cite
Ahmad, F., Kaila, K. and Blaesse, P. 2013. Quantitative Analysis of Surface Expression of Membrane Proteins Using Cold-Adapted Proteases. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 73:3.11:3.11.1–3.11.12.
- Published Online: 24 SEP 2013
This unit presents an improved method for quantitative analysis of surface expression of membrane proteins utilizing a cold-adapted trypsin. Preservation of the proteolytic activity of the enzyme at 0° to 4°C allows cleavage of surface-expressed membrane proteins at temperatures at which trafficking of the mammalian plasmalemmal proteins is blocked. This provides an important advantage over established trypsin-cleavage protocols since it can be applied to membrane proteins with a fast turnover rate of the membrane pool and a fast recycling rate. Compared to surface biotinylation, the method is less time consuming. Curr. Protoc. Protein Sci. 73:3.11.1-3.11.12. © 2013 by JohnWiley & Sons, Inc.
- membrane protein;
- surface expression;
- surface analysis