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    Quantitative Plasmodesmata Permeability Assay for Pavement Cells of Arabidopsis Leaves
    Authors:  Min Diao, Qiannan Wang and Shanjin Huang, date: 04/05/2019, view: 545, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Plasmodesmata (PD) are intercellular channels between walled plant cells that enable the transportation of materials between adjacent cells, which are important for plant growth and development. The permeability of PD must be tightly regulated. Assays to determine the permeability of PD are crucial for related studies on the regulation of PD ...
    Detection of Disulfides in Protein Extracts of Arabidopsis thaliana Using Monobromobimane (mBB)
    Authors:  Shin‐nosuke Hashida and Maki Kawai-Yamada, date: 03/05/2019, view: 641, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Thiol-disulfide exchange is a key posttranslational modification, determining the folding process of intra- and inter-protein structures. Thiols can be detected by colorimetric reagents, which are stoichiometrically reduced by free thiols, and by fluorescent adducts, showing fluorescence only after thioester formation. We adapted a simple ...
    Visualization and Quantification of Cell-to-cell Movement of Proteins in Nicotiana benthamiana
    Authors:  Mila C Blekemolen, Mariliis Tark-Dame and Frank L.W Takken, date: 12/20/2018, view: 1198, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Cell-to-cell movement of proteins through plasmodesmata is a widely-established mechanism for intercellular signaling in plants. Current techniques to study intercellular protein translocation rely on single-cell transformation using particle bombardment or transgenic lines expressing photo-inducible fluorophores. The method presented here allows ...
    Isothermal Titration Calorimetry: A Biophysical Method to Characterize the Interaction between Label-free Biomolecules in Solution
    Author:  Andrea Saponaro, date: 08/05/2018, view: 5496, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] This protocol can be applied to analyze the direct interaction between a soluble protein and a target ligand molecule using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC, Malvern). ITC allows the biophysical characterization of binding between label-free, non-immobilized and in-solution biomolecules by providing the stoichiometry of the interaction, the ...
    Investigating Localization of Chimeric Transporter Proteins within Chloroplasts of Arabidopsis thaliana
    Authors:  Susumu Uehara, Yasuko Ito-Inaba and Takehito Inaba, date: 02/05/2018, view: 2805, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] In this protocol, we describe a method to design chimeric proteins for specific targeting to the inner envelope membrane (IEM) of Arabidopsis chloroplasts and the confirmation of their localization by biochemical analysis. Specific targeting to the chloroplast IEM can be achieved by fusing the protein of interest with a transit peptide ...
    Ubiquitin Proteasome Activity Measurement in Total Plant Extracts
    Authors:  Suayib Üstün and Frederik Börnke, date: 09/05/2017, view: 3759, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] The fine-tuned balance of protein level, conformation and location within the cell is vital for the dynamic changes required for a cell to respond to a given stimulus. This requires the regulated turnover of damaged or short-lived proteins through the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS). Thus, the protease activity of the proteasome is adjusted to ...
    Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) and Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) to Analyze the Abundance and Distribution of RNA Polymerase II Molecules on Flow-sorted Arabidopsis Nuclei
    Authors:  Klaus Weisshart, Jörg Fuchs and Veit Schubert, date: 02/05/2016, view: 7206, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) is the enzyme transcribing most of the eukaryotic protein-coding genes. Analysing the distribution and quantification of RNAPII can help understanding its function in interphase nuclei. Although several investigations in mammals indicate the organization of RNAPII in so-called ‘transcription factories’ (Jackson et al. ...
    In vitro Colorimetric Method to Measure Plant Glutamate Dehydrogenase Enzyme Activity
    Authors:  Asier Sarasketa, Izargi Vega-Mas and Daniel Marino, date: 08/20/2015, view: 6161, Q&A: 1
    [Abstract] Glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) is an NAD(H) dependent enzyme that catalyzes, in vitro, the reversible amination of glutamate. Here we describe how to determine spectrophotometrically GDH activity monitoring NADH evolution. This protocol is described here for Arabidopsis thaliana (A. thaliana) although it is also valid for ...
    In organello Protein Synthesis
    Authors:  Malgorzata Kwasniak-Owczarek and Hanna Janska, date: 06/20/2014, view: 7287, Q&A: 1
    [Abstract] In organello protein synthesis method allows the analysis of mitochondrial translation products. The principle of this method relies on incubation of isolated intact mitochondria with radiolabeled amino acids such as 35S methionine. After protein synthesis, the radiolabeled translation products are subsequently separated by SDS ...
    MAPK Phosphorylation Assay with Leaf Disks of Arabidopsis
    Authors:  Pascale Flury, Dominik Klauser, Thomas Boller and Sebastian Bartels, date: 10/05/2013, view: 8077, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Activation of mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPKs) is involved in many abiotic and biotic stress responses including plant defense. MAPK acitvation is based on the dual phosphorylation of threonine (T) and tyrosin (Y) residues (T-x-Y motif) in the activation loop of the MAPK protein. By determination of the phosphorylation status of a ...

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