Nuclear Extract Kit
for high quality nuclear, cytoplasmic or whole-cell extract preparation
The Nuclear Extract Kit works with fresh or frozen cell and tissue samples and yields protein amounts of approximately 0.5 to 1 mg from cytoplasmic extract (at 1-2 mg/ml concentration), 150 to 250 μg from nuclear extract (at 3-5 mg/ml concentration), 1.2 to 2.4 mg from whole cell extract (at 4-8 mg/ml concentration) from 8.8 x 106 cells. The kit procedure is simple and only takes two hours to complete. The kit includes buffers, detergents and reagents for lysis as well as Protease and Phosphatase inhibitors to ensure preservation of your proteins.
To learn more about our Nuclear Extract Kit, click on the Description or Contents tabs below. To view a manual or other related documents, click on the Documents tab below. For your convenience, additional Lysis Buffer AM1 and Detergent may be purchased separately.
|Nuclear Extract Kit||100 rxns||40010||$275||Buy|
|Lysis Buffer AM1||50 ml||37512||$95||Buy|
|Nuclear Extract Manual|
|Nuclear Extract Profile|
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|Detergent Data Sheet|
|Lysis Buffer AM1 Data Sheet|
Extracts prepared using the Nuclear Extract Kit can be used with Active Motif’s TransAM® Kits, or in other procedures that require cell extracts, like gelshift assays, Western blots, DNA footprinting, as a starting point for protein purification for binding or activity assays or or other analysis techniques.
Nuclear Extract Kit advantages
- Quality-controlled reagents ensure reproducibility
- No need to optimize your own procedure
- Complete kit contains all required reagents
- Prepare nuclear, cytoplasmic or whole-cell extracts with one kit
To demonstrate the efficiency of cellular fractionation using the Nuclear Extract Kit, nuclear, cytoplasmic, and whole-cell extracts were prepared from HeLa cell samples. Nuclear pellets from the nuclear extraction were also collected. Cellular fractions were analyzed by Western blot using antibodies against various proteins. As shown in Figure 1, proteins that serve as markers for cellular fractionation, such as nuclear marker RNA pol II and cytoplasmic marker alpha Tubulin, were only detected in their respective cellular fractions and in whole-cell extracts. The localization of other proteins, such as membrane-associated Lamin A/C and pan-Cadherin, mitochondrial COX IV and GAPDH were also analyzed.
Figure 1: Western blots of specific proteins from cellular fractions obtained with the Nuclear Extract Kit.
To demonstrate the quality of the materials and protocol of the Nuclear Extract Kit, nuclear and cytoplasmic extracts were prepared from HeLa cell samples that were either unstimulated or stimulated with TNF-α for 30 minutes. Because activated NFκB translocates into the nucleus, only nuclear extract from stimulated cells should contain activated NFκB. As predicted, this is precisely what was seen (Figure 2), demonstrating the kit’s high specificity.
Figure 2: Specific extraction of nuclear and cytoplasmic extracts.
Active Motif also offers a number of ready-to-use nuclear, cytoplasmic and whole-cell extracts. These extracts have been prepared using the same high-quality components found in the Nuclear Extract, and many are supplied as positive controls in TransAM Transcription Factor DNA-binding ELISAs.
Contents & Storage
The Nuclear Extraction Kit is shipped on dry ice and contains reagents with multiple storage temperatures inside. Please store each component at the temperature indicated below. All reagents are guaranteed stable for 6 months from date of receipt when stored properly.
- 1 M DTT (Dithiothreitol); Store at -20°C
- Protease Inhibitor Cocktail (PIC); Store at -20°C
- Lysis Buffer AM1; Store at 4°C
- 10X PBS; Store at 4°C
- Phosphatase Inhibitors; Store at 4°C
- 10X Hypotonic Buffer; Store at 4°C
- Detergent; Store at 4°C
Some select publications are listed below.
- “Novel computational analysis of protein binding array data identifies direct targets of Nkx2.2 in the pancreas.” by Hill et al. (2011) BMC Bioinformatics 12(62).
- “Xanthohumol inhibits angiogenesis by suppressing nuclear factor-κB activation in pancreatic cancer.” by Saito et al. (2018) Cancer Sci. 109(1):132-140.
- “HIV-1 induced nuclear factor I-B (NF-IB) expression negatively regulates HIV-1 replication through interaction with the long terminal repeat region.” by Vemula et al. (2015) Viruses 7(2):543-58.
- “Inhibition of p53-dependent, but not p53-independent, cell death by U19 protein from human herpesvirus 6B.” by Kofod-Olsen et al. (2013) PLoS One 8(3):e59223.
- “Genomic HIV RNA Induces Innate Immune Responses through RIG-I-Dependent Sensing of Secondary-Structured RNA.” by Berg et al. (2012) PLoS One 7(1): e29291.
- “Low CD4/CD8 T-cell ratio associated with inflammatory arthropathy in human T-cell leukemia virus type I Tax transgenic mice.” by Ohsugi et al. (2011) PLoS One 6(4): e18518.
- “HDAC3 negatively regulates spatial memory in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease.” by Zhu et al. (2017) Aging Cell 16(5):1073-1082.
- “Equol, a Dietary Daidzein Gut Metabolite Attenuates Microglial Activation and Potentiates Neuroprotection In Vitro.” by Subedi et al. (2017) Nutrients 9(3): E207.
- “The NRF2 transcriptional target, OSGIN1, contributes to monomethyl fumarate-mediated cytoprotection in human astrocytes.” by Brennan et al. (2017) Scientific Reports 7:42054.