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A general method for the extraction of citrus leaf proteins and separation by 2D electrophoresis: a follow up.

Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences (2006-10-13)
B E Maserti, C M Della Croce, F Luro, R Morillon, M Cini, L Caltavuturo
ABSTRACT

With the aim of studying differentially expressed proteins as a function of abiotic and biotic stress in citrus plants, we optimized a protocol for the extraction of total leaf proteins and their 2-DE separation using commercially available immobilized pH gradient strips (IPGs) in the first dimension. Critical factors for good reproducibility of citrus leaf protein separation were identified: trichloroacetic acid (TCA)/acetone precipitation after extraction in lysis buffer, sample fractionation on narrow range overlapping IPGs and sample-cup loading at the anodic or cathodic end of the strip. The use of thiourea and a strong detergent (C7BzO) in the solubilization/rehydration buffer, coupled with the increase to 10% of SDS in the equilibration buffer before the second dimension seemed to affect positively the resolution of basic proteins. Using our protocol we resolved about 30 basic proteins on 6.3-8.3 pH range strips. Further, our protocol was successfully applied reproducibly on the analysis of control and salt exposed leaf samples of Citrus reshni Hort. Ex Tan.

MATERIALS
Product Number
Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Protein Extraction Reagent Type 4
Millipore
ProteoPrep® Membrane Extraction Kit
Sigma-Aldrich
C7BzO