CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent

For yeast cells

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General description

CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent is versatile, phosphate-free and non-denaturing. It provides an effective method for cell lysis and protein solubilization. Target proteins maintain immunoreactivity or biological function. The protocol is brief and preformed at room temperature. No extreme conditions or glass beads are required. Use only 2.5-5 ml/gram yeast cells.


CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent has been used in lysis of yeast cells expressing DNA repair, Rad protein, heat shock protein (ssa1) and human interleukin 4 (hIL4).

Features and Benefits

  • Fast: Cell lysis in just 20 minutes
  • Efficient: Three times more efficient than glass beads
  • Flexible: Lysis is enhanced by the addition of reducing reagent (DTT)
  • Gentle: Non-denaturing - preserves biological activity

Legal Information

CelLytic is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Safety Statement



NONH for all modes of transport

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Not applicable

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Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. Can I use glass beads with CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent, Product C4482?

    If cell growth conditions are not optimal, then glass beads can be used to increase yields.

  4. Should I use CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent, Product C4482?

    For all cases in which the addition of DTT does not interfere with the application tested, it is recommended to add DTT (5 - 10 mM final concentration) to the CelLytic Y reagent.  Addition of DTT significantly improves total protein yield.

  5. Can I use CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent, Product C4482, to make spheroplasts?

    No.  For spheroplast formation and protein extraction we recommend the CelLytic Y Plus kit.

  6. What is in CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent, Product C4482?

    The formulation is considered proprietary, but we can state that it is a non-denaturing phosphate-free reagent.

  7. What strains have been used with CelLytic Y Cell Lysis Reagent, Product C4482?

    The efficiency of CelLytic Y reagent for protein extraction has been tested on different strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae [Y187, Y190, W303(a), S288C, SP1, S1278b (diploid and haploid), BJ2168, and cdc25] and Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

  8. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  9. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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DNA damage induced nucleotide excision repair in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Singh RK and Krishna M
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 290(1-2), 103-112 (2006)
The beta6beta7 region of the Hsp70 substrate-binding domain mediates heat-shock response and prion propagation
Xu L, et al.
Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 75(8), 1445-1459 (2018)
Expression of recombinant human IL-4 in Pichia pastoris and relationship between its glycosylation and biological activity
Li R, et al.
Protein Expression and Purification, 96, 1-7 (2014)
Our yeast cell lysis reagents are versatile, phosphate-free, and non-denaturing. CelLytic Y Cell Lysis reagent provides an effective method for yeast cell lysis and protein solubilization. The CelLytic Y Yeast Enzymatic Lysis Kit provides a convenient method for a highly efficient spheroplast formation and protein extraction from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Pichia Pastoris and Schizosaccharomyces pombe yeast strains.
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