UNIT 3.1 Overview of Cell Fractionation

  1. J. David Castle

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb0301s00

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

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Castle, J. D. 2001. Overview of Cell Fractionation. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 00:3.1:3.1.1–3.1.9.

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  1. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

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  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: OCT 1998

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Cell fractionation is a useful preparative and analytical method in cell biology. It is essential for analysis of composition and function of cellular compartments and it is used to prepare materials for in vitro reconstitution studies This overview discusses the basic principles of centrifugation, the instruments available, choice of media, evaluation of fractionation, and procedure optimization.