—The amount of chloroform-methanol-soluble protein obtained from rat brain tissue homogenates which have been subjected to washing by repeated contrifugation or dialysis is a several-fold greater than that obtained from untreated homogenates. The increase consequence of the removal of loosely bound electrolytes during the process of centrifugation or dialysis: little or no increase is observed upon (a) the addition of the supernatant, the ashed supernatant, or the diffusate to the washed homogenate; (b) the addition of inorganic salts to the washed homogenate; or (c) washing of the homogenate with a salt solution.

The previously observed effect of sucrose in increasing the amount of chloroform–methanol-soluble protein obtained from subcellular fractions is apparently superimposed upon the effect of the removal of salts.