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Analysis of Protein Stability by the Cycloheximide Chase Assay   

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Jun 2014


Comparison of protein stability in eukaryotic cells has been achieved by cycloheximide, which is an inhibitor of protein biosynthesis due to its prevention in translational elongation. It is broadly used in cell biology in terms of determining the half-life of a given protein and has gained much popularity in cancer research. Here we present a full cycloheximide chase assay in our laboratory using a lung adenocarcinoma cell line, CL1-5, as a model.

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How to cite: Kao, S., Wang, W., Chen, C., Chang, Y., Wu, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, S., Nesvizhskii, A. I., Chen, Y., Hong, T. and Yang, P. (2015). Analysis of Protein Stability by the Cycloheximide Chase Assay. Bio-protocol 5(1): e1374. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.1374.

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Tao Zhang
Institute of Neuroscience, CAS
Hello,I have two questions. Do I need to mixing the lysate adequately before transfer it to -80? How could I determine the concentration of CHX when I use the cells of rat embryonic fibroblast. Should I treated the cells with CHX with different concentrations for 8 hours and observe the apoptosis markers and some protein with well-known half-life? Thank you very much.
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