Thermo Scientific Cell lysis buffers

Effective cell lysis and protein extraction for different species of organisms and different cell and tissue types require different buffer formulations. Thermo Scientific and Invitrogen lysis buffers have been optimized and validated with specific tissue types, as well as in primary and cultured mammalian cells. Protein extracts are compatible with most protein assays and typical downstream applications. These convenient single formulation reagents typically allow samples to be processed in 5–10 minutes and offer high protein yields.

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Mammalian cell lysis buffers for cultured cells

NP-40 Cell Lysis BufferCell Lysis BufferM-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction ReagentRIPA Lysis BufferIP Lysis Buffer
When to use
Recommended for extraction of cytoplasmic proteinsNeed a harsher buffer than NP-40 or when cytoplasmic and nuclear protein extraction is neededMild, non-denaturing and efficient lysis for cytoplasmic and nuclear protein extractionExtraction of cytoplasmic and nuclear protein in denaturing conditionsFormulated specially for pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays
Composition
50 mM Tris, pH 7.4
250 mM NaCl
5 mM EDTA
50 mM NaF
1 mM Na3VO4
1% NP-40
0.02% NaN3
10 mM Tris, pH 7.4
100 mM NaCl
1 mM EDTA
1 mM EGTA
1 mM NaF
20 mM Na4P2O7
2 mM Na3VO4
1% Triton X-100
10% glycerol
0.1% SDS
0.5% deoxycholate
Non-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine buffer (pH 7.6)25 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.6
150 mM NaCl
1% NP-40
1% sodium deoxycholate
0.1% SDS
A modified RIPA buffer formulation without SDS
Compatible protein assays
BCA assays, Detergent Compatible BradfordDetergent Compatible BradfordBCA assays, Bradford assaysBCA assays, Detergent Compatible BradfordBCA assays, Detergent Compatible Bradford
Recommended applications
ELISA, protein electrophoresis, western blottingELISA, protein electrophoresis, western blottingIP, protein electrophoresis, western blots, ELISA, EMSA, reporter assays, purification, activity assays, amine reactive labelingSDS-PAGE, western blottingImmunoprecipitations, pull-down assays
Catalog No.
FNN0021 (100 mL)FNN0011 (100 mL)78503 (25 mL)
78501 (250 mL)
89900 (100 mL)
89901 (250 mL)
87787 (100 mL)
87788 (250 mL)

View recommended protein preparation buffers for mass spectrometry applications

Mammalian tissue cell lysis buffers

 T-PER Tissue Protein Extraction ReagentN-PER Neuronal Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesHeart, liver, kidney, lung, spleenBrain tissue and primary neurons
CompositionNon-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine, pH 7.6
150 mM NaCl
 
Protein assay compatibilityBCA assays, Bradford assaysBCA assays, Detergent Compatible Bradford
Downstream compatibilityIP, western blots, ELISA, EMSA, purification, kinase assays, activity assays, amine reactive labelingIP, pulldowns, western blots, ELISA, enzyme assays, amine reactive labeling
Catalog No.78510 (500 mL)87792 (100 mL)

View recommended protein preparation buffers for mass spectrometry applications

Mammalian cell lysis reagents

RIPA buffer

RIPA buffer is a popular choice for lysis and protein extraction of mammalian cells or soft tissue. Originally named after the assay method for which it was developed (radioimmunoprecipitation assay), RIPA buffer is effective when the immediate downstream application is SDS-PAGE (denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis). The formulation includes two ionic detergents and one non-ionic detergent in Tris buffer: 25 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.6, 150 mM NaCl, 1% NP40, 1% sodium deoxycholate, and 0.1% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS).

M-PER mammalian protein extraction solution

Thermo Scientific M-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction Reagent was developed as an effective yet milder alternative to RIPA buffer. M-PER reagent uses a non-denaturing detergent to prepare total cell lysate that is compatible with many downstream assays, including immunoassays, enzyme assays, and a variety of common reporter assays. Lysis can be performed directly in culture plates and is completed in only five minutes. Furthermore, significantly more protein can be obtained with this method compared with freeze/thaw and sonication.

Protein yield from various cell types using M-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction Reagent. Cells were harvested at 85% confluency, washed twice and collected in ice-cold PBS, and counted. For each cell type, 1 x 106 cells were pelleted by centrifugation at 2,000 x g for 5 minutes and lysed in 1 mL M-PER Reagent for 5 minutes. The cell lysates were clarified by centrifugation at 14,000 x g for 10 minutes, the supernatant was collected and the protein concentration (μg/million cells) was determined using the Pierce BCA Protein Assay (Cat. No. 23227).

IP-compatible solutions

When the immediate downstream application for a lysate is a protein affinity purification experiment, such as immunoprecipitation (IP) or co-immunoprecipiation (CoIP), it is especially important to ensure that the lysis reagent does not contain denaturants or components that might interfere with the antibody binding or protein interactions of interest. RIPA buffer, despite its name, is not always the best choice for immunoprecipitation experiments because it contains SDS. Our M-PER or IP Lysis Buffer are good alternatives. Thermo Scientific Pierce IP Lysis Buffer was formulated specially for pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays. IP Lysis Buffer is a mammalian whole cell lysis reagent based on a modified RIPA buffer formulation without SDS. This moderate-strength lysis buffer effectively solubilizes cellular proteins but does not liberate genomic DNA or disrupt protein complexes like ordinary RIPA buffer.

Tissue protein extraction

Thermo Scientific T-PER Tissue Protein Extraction Reagent is designed for total protein extraction from mammalian tissue samples, including heart, liver, kidney, lung, and spleen. The T-PER reagent utilizes a non-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine, 150 mM NaCl (pH 7.6), and is used in conjunction with mechanical or manual homogenization. The resulting cell lysate, like the lysate prepared with M-PER reagent, is compatible with many functional assays.

Bacterial cell lysis reagents

ReagentB-PER Complete Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER II (2X) Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER (PBS) Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilis
CompositionB-PER reagent formulated in Tris buffer with enzymesB-PER reagent formulated in Tris buffer2X B-PER reagent formulated in in Tris bufferB-PER reagent formulated in PBS
Nuclease and lysozyme in formulation?YesNoNoNo
Sample processing time15 min10–15 min10–15 min10–15 min
Works for fresh and frozen cells?Yes, add EDTA to gram-negative fresh cellsYesYesYes
Mechanical disruption required?NoNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yieldNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yieldNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yield
Amount of sample processed100 g cell paste per 500 mL125 g cell paste per 500 mL125 g cell paste per 250 mL125 g cell paste per 500 mL
Protein assay compatibilityBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assays
Downstream compatibilitySDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purificationSDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)SDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)SDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)
Cat. No.89821 (250 mL)
89822 (500 mL)
78243 (165 mL)
90084 (250 mL)
78248 (500 mL)
78260 (250 mL)78266 (500 mL)

B-PER solutions

Thermo Scientific B-PER Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagents gently lyse E. coli and other species of bacterial cells and effectively extract soluble native and recombinant proteins. B-PER reagents can be used for Gram-negative bacteria, S. aureus, H. pylori, and E. coli strains BL21(D3), JM109, DH5a, and M15. The reagent is also suitable for certain Archaebacteria species and cultured insect cells. Extraction does not require expensive equipment or mechanical disruption and can be performed in less than 10 minutes. B-PER reagent removes soluble protein from inclusion bodies and can be used to purify intact inclusion bodies whose less soluble proteins can be extracted by other means.

Several different ready-to-use formulations of B-PER reagent are available for different lysis needs. Thermo Scientific B-PER Complete Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagent is an all-in-one formulation that combines a lysis reagent with lysozyme and a universal nuclease to enable mild extraction from both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Protein extracts are compatible with most protein assays and typical downstream applications. These reagents provide high protein yield and typically allow samples to be processed in 10–15 minutes.

Insect, plant, and yeast cell lysis reagents

ReagentY-PER Yeast Protein Extraction ReagentY-PER Plus Dialyzable Yeast Protein Extraction ReagentPierce Plant Total Protein Extraction KitI-PER Insect Cell Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesSaccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Pichia pastorisSaccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Pichia pastoris, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coliLeaves, stems, soft roots, seedsSuspended or adherent cultured insect cells (Sf9, Sf21)
FeaturesDoes not require glass beads for extractionFully dialyzable formulationObtain excellent protein yields in less than 10 minutes using a single buffer and a spin columnGentle, effective protein extraction without sonication
Protein assay compatibilityBCABCA, Bradford assaysBCABCA
Downstream compatibilitySDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification, activity assaysSDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purificationSDS or native-PAGE, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, activity assaysWestern blotting, 6xHis-tagged protein purification, protein assays, ion-exchange chromatography
Cat. No.78991 (200 mL)
78990 (500 mL)
78999 (500 mL)A4405689802 (250 mL)

Yeast cell lysis solutions

Thermo Scientific Y-PER Yeast Protein Extraction Reagent penetrates the tough yeast cell wall, perforating the cell wall and membrane and extracting soluble protein without completely damaging overall cell structure. Traditionally, yeast protein extraction required mechanical disruption with glass beads, making small-scale extraction difficult. Y-PER reagent provides higher yields and greater flexibility for use in current proteomics workflows.

Two formulations are available depending on the downstream application. Y-PER reagent is high salt (>300 mM) and is effective for S. cerevisiae, S. pombe, C. albicans, and P. pastoris (as well as various gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria). Although the detergent is compatible with various downstream methods, it is not dialyzable, so it cannot be removed in cases where incompatibility exists. Thermo Scientific Y-PER Plus Dialyzable Yeast Protein Extraction Reagent is a phosphate-free, low-salt formulation with a dialyzable detergent, validated for use primarily with S. cerevisiae.

Plant tissue cell lysis solutions

Plant cells are notoriously difficult to lyse and extract for proteomics work due to their tough cell walls and substantial polysaccharide content. The Thermo Scientific Pierce Plant Total Protein Extraction kit is composed of optimized buffers and filter cartridges that allow for efficient and rapid protein extraction in less than 10 minutes. The method has been validated for use with multiple plan organs (leaf, soft stem, root, seed, and flowers); multiple plant species (Arabidopsis, tobacco, maize, soybeans, peas, rice, and spinach); and fresh, frozen, and dehydrated tissue sources. The protein extracts can be used for applications such as SDS-PAGE, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, and activity assays.

Insect cell lysis solutions

Thermo Scientific I-PER Insect Cell Protein Extraction Reagent enables gentle extraction of soluble protein from baculovirus-infected insect cells grown in suspension of monolayer culture (both Sf9 and Sf21 cells). The reagent maintains functionality of extracted proteins and is directly compatible with downstream applications, such as protein assays, western blotting, and His-tagged protein purification (IMAC).

Nucleases and enzymes

Nucleases are commonly added to cell lysis reagents to remove the viscosity caused by the DNA content in bacterial cell lysates or to remove the DNA templates from RNAs produced by in vitro transcription. Lysozyme increases protein or nucleic acid extraction efficiency by breaking down the bacterial cell wall.

ReagentPierce Universal Nuclease for Cell LysisDNase I Solution (2500 U/mL)Micrococcal Nuclease Solution (≥100 U/µL)Lysozyme
FeaturesDegrades all forms of DNA and RNADegrades both single-stranded and double-stranded DNADegrades nucleic acids from cell lysates, releasing chromatin-bound proteins and shearing chromatin for use in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experimentsBacterial cell wall lytic enzyme that improves protein or nucleic acid extraction efficiency
Cat. No.88700 (5 kU)
88702 (100 kU)
88701 (25 kU)
90083 (0.5 mL)88216 (150 µL)90082 (50 mg/mL)
89833 (5 g)

Mammalian cell lysis buffers for cultured cells

NP-40 Cell Lysis BufferCell Lysis BufferM-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction ReagentRIPA Lysis BufferIP Lysis Buffer
When to use
Recommended for extraction of cytoplasmic proteinsNeed a harsher buffer than NP-40 or when cytoplasmic and nuclear protein extraction is neededMild, non-denaturing and efficient lysis for cytoplasmic and nuclear protein extractionExtraction of cytoplasmic and nuclear protein in denaturing conditionsFormulated specially for pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays
Composition
50 mM Tris, pH 7.4
250 mM NaCl
5 mM EDTA
50 mM NaF
1 mM Na3VO4
1% NP-40
0.02% NaN3
10 mM Tris, pH 7.4
100 mM NaCl
1 mM EDTA
1 mM EGTA
1 mM NaF
20 mM Na4P2O7
2 mM Na3VO4
1% Triton X-100
10% glycerol
0.1% SDS
0.5% deoxycholate
Non-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine buffer (pH 7.6)25 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.6
150 mM NaCl
1% NP-40
1% sodium deoxycholate
0.1% SDS
A modified RIPA buffer formulation without SDS
Compatible protein assays
BCA assays, Detergent Compatible BradfordDetergent Compatible BradfordBCA assays, Bradford assaysBCA assays, Detergent Compatible BradfordBCA assays, Detergent Compatible Bradford
Recommended applications
ELISA, protein electrophoresis, western blottingELISA, protein electrophoresis, western blottingIP, protein electrophoresis, western blots, ELISA, EMSA, reporter assays, purification, activity assays, amine reactive labelingSDS-PAGE, western blottingImmunoprecipitations, pull-down assays
Catalog No.
FNN0021 (100 mL)FNN0011 (100 mL)78503 (25 mL)
78501 (250 mL)
89900 (100 mL)
89901 (250 mL)
87787 (100 mL)
87788 (250 mL)

View recommended protein preparation buffers for mass spectrometry applications

Mammalian tissue cell lysis buffers

 T-PER Tissue Protein Extraction ReagentN-PER Neuronal Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesHeart, liver, kidney, lung, spleenBrain tissue and primary neurons
CompositionNon-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine, pH 7.6
150 mM NaCl
 
Protein assay compatibilityBCA assays, Bradford assaysBCA assays, Detergent Compatible Bradford
Downstream compatibilityIP, western blots, ELISA, EMSA, purification, kinase assays, activity assays, amine reactive labelingIP, pulldowns, western blots, ELISA, enzyme assays, amine reactive labeling
Catalog No.78510 (500 mL)87792 (100 mL)

View recommended protein preparation buffers for mass spectrometry applications

Mammalian cell lysis reagents

RIPA buffer

RIPA buffer is a popular choice for lysis and protein extraction of mammalian cells or soft tissue. Originally named after the assay method for which it was developed (radioimmunoprecipitation assay), RIPA buffer is effective when the immediate downstream application is SDS-PAGE (denaturing polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis). The formulation includes two ionic detergents and one non-ionic detergent in Tris buffer: 25 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.6, 150 mM NaCl, 1% NP40, 1% sodium deoxycholate, and 0.1% sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS).

M-PER mammalian protein extraction solution

Thermo Scientific M-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction Reagent was developed as an effective yet milder alternative to RIPA buffer. M-PER reagent uses a non-denaturing detergent to prepare total cell lysate that is compatible with many downstream assays, including immunoassays, enzyme assays, and a variety of common reporter assays. Lysis can be performed directly in culture plates and is completed in only five minutes. Furthermore, significantly more protein can be obtained with this method compared with freeze/thaw and sonication.

Protein yield from various cell types using M-PER Mammalian Protein Extraction Reagent. Cells were harvested at 85% confluency, washed twice and collected in ice-cold PBS, and counted. For each cell type, 1 x 106 cells were pelleted by centrifugation at 2,000 x g for 5 minutes and lysed in 1 mL M-PER Reagent for 5 minutes. The cell lysates were clarified by centrifugation at 14,000 x g for 10 minutes, the supernatant was collected and the protein concentration (μg/million cells) was determined using the Pierce BCA Protein Assay (Cat. No. 23227).

IP-compatible solutions

When the immediate downstream application for a lysate is a protein affinity purification experiment, such as immunoprecipitation (IP) or co-immunoprecipiation (CoIP), it is especially important to ensure that the lysis reagent does not contain denaturants or components that might interfere with the antibody binding or protein interactions of interest. RIPA buffer, despite its name, is not always the best choice for immunoprecipitation experiments because it contains SDS. Our M-PER or IP Lysis Buffer are good alternatives. Thermo Scientific Pierce IP Lysis Buffer was formulated specially for pull-down and immunoprecipitation assays. IP Lysis Buffer is a mammalian whole cell lysis reagent based on a modified RIPA buffer formulation without SDS. This moderate-strength lysis buffer effectively solubilizes cellular proteins but does not liberate genomic DNA or disrupt protein complexes like ordinary RIPA buffer.

Tissue protein extraction

Thermo Scientific T-PER Tissue Protein Extraction Reagent is designed for total protein extraction from mammalian tissue samples, including heart, liver, kidney, lung, and spleen. The T-PER reagent utilizes a non-denaturing detergent in 25 mM bicine, 150 mM NaCl (pH 7.6), and is used in conjunction with mechanical or manual homogenization. The resulting cell lysate, like the lysate prepared with M-PER reagent, is compatible with many functional assays.

Bacterial cell lysis reagents

ReagentB-PER Complete Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER II (2X) Bacterial Protein Extraction ReagentB-PER (PBS) Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilisE. coli, B. subtilis
CompositionB-PER reagent formulated in Tris buffer with enzymesB-PER reagent formulated in Tris buffer2X B-PER reagent formulated in in Tris bufferB-PER reagent formulated in PBS
Nuclease and lysozyme in formulation?YesNoNoNo
Sample processing time15 min10–15 min10–15 min10–15 min
Works for fresh and frozen cells?Yes, add EDTA to gram-negative fresh cellsYesYesYes
Mechanical disruption required?NoNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yieldNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yieldNo, but for gram-positive bacteria add enzymes for increased yield
Amount of sample processed100 g cell paste per 500 mL125 g cell paste per 500 mL125 g cell paste per 250 mL125 g cell paste per 500 mL
Protein assay compatibilityBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assaysBCA, Bradford assays
Downstream compatibilitySDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purificationSDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)SDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)SDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification (except for GST fusion proteins)
Cat. No.89821 (250 mL)
89822 (500 mL)
78243 (165 mL)
90084 (250 mL)
78248 (500 mL)
78260 (250 mL)78266 (500 mL)

B-PER solutions

Thermo Scientific B-PER Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagents gently lyse E. coli and other species of bacterial cells and effectively extract soluble native and recombinant proteins. B-PER reagents can be used for Gram-negative bacteria, S. aureus, H. pylori, and E. coli strains BL21(D3), JM109, DH5a, and M15. The reagent is also suitable for certain Archaebacteria species and cultured insect cells. Extraction does not require expensive equipment or mechanical disruption and can be performed in less than 10 minutes. B-PER reagent removes soluble protein from inclusion bodies and can be used to purify intact inclusion bodies whose less soluble proteins can be extracted by other means.

Several different ready-to-use formulations of B-PER reagent are available for different lysis needs. Thermo Scientific B-PER Complete Bacterial Protein Extraction Reagent is an all-in-one formulation that combines a lysis reagent with lysozyme and a universal nuclease to enable mild extraction from both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Protein extracts are compatible with most protein assays and typical downstream applications. These reagents provide high protein yield and typically allow samples to be processed in 10–15 minutes.

Insect, plant, and yeast cell lysis reagents

ReagentY-PER Yeast Protein Extraction ReagentY-PER Plus Dialyzable Yeast Protein Extraction ReagentPierce Plant Total Protein Extraction KitI-PER Insect Cell Protein Extraction Reagent
Compatible sample typesSaccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Pichia pastorisSaccharomyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, Pichia pastoris, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coliLeaves, stems, soft roots, seedsSuspended or adherent cultured insect cells (Sf9, Sf21)
FeaturesDoes not require glass beads for extractionFully dialyzable formulationObtain excellent protein yields in less than 10 minutes using a single buffer and a spin columnGentle, effective protein extraction without sonication
Protein assay compatibilityBCABCA, Bradford assaysBCABCA
Downstream compatibilitySDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purification, activity assaysSDS-PAGE, western blotting, protein purificationSDS or native-PAGE, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, activity assaysWestern blotting, 6xHis-tagged protein purification, protein assays, ion-exchange chromatography
Cat. No.78991 (200 mL)
78990 (500 mL)
78999 (500 mL)A4405689802 (250 mL)

Yeast cell lysis solutions

Thermo Scientific Y-PER Yeast Protein Extraction Reagent penetrates the tough yeast cell wall, perforating the cell wall and membrane and extracting soluble protein without completely damaging overall cell structure. Traditionally, yeast protein extraction required mechanical disruption with glass beads, making small-scale extraction difficult. Y-PER reagent provides higher yields and greater flexibility for use in current proteomics workflows.

Two formulations are available depending on the downstream application. Y-PER reagent is high salt (>300 mM) and is effective for S. cerevisiae, S. pombe, C. albicans, and P. pastoris (as well as various gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria). Although the detergent is compatible with various downstream methods, it is not dialyzable, so it cannot be removed in cases where incompatibility exists. Thermo Scientific Y-PER Plus Dialyzable Yeast Protein Extraction Reagent is a phosphate-free, low-salt formulation with a dialyzable detergent, validated for use primarily with S. cerevisiae.

Plant tissue cell lysis solutions

Plant cells are notoriously difficult to lyse and extract for proteomics work due to their tough cell walls and substantial polysaccharide content. The Thermo Scientific Pierce Plant Total Protein Extraction kit is composed of optimized buffers and filter cartridges that allow for efficient and rapid protein extraction in less than 10 minutes. The method has been validated for use with multiple plan organs (leaf, soft stem, root, seed, and flowers); multiple plant species (Arabidopsis, tobacco, maize, soybeans, peas, rice, and spinach); and fresh, frozen, and dehydrated tissue sources. The protein extracts can be used for applications such as SDS-PAGE, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, affinity purification, and activity assays.

Insect cell lysis solutions

Thermo Scientific I-PER Insect Cell Protein Extraction Reagent enables gentle extraction of soluble protein from baculovirus-infected insect cells grown in suspension of monolayer culture (both Sf9 and Sf21 cells). The reagent maintains functionality of extracted proteins and is directly compatible with downstream applications, such as protein assays, western blotting, and His-tagged protein purification (IMAC).

Nucleases and enzymes

Nucleases are commonly added to cell lysis reagents to remove the viscosity caused by the DNA content in bacterial cell lysates or to remove the DNA templates from RNAs produced by in vitro transcription. Lysozyme increases protein or nucleic acid extraction efficiency by breaking down the bacterial cell wall.

ReagentPierce Universal Nuclease for Cell LysisDNase I Solution (2500 U/mL)Micrococcal Nuclease Solution (≥100 U/µL)Lysozyme
FeaturesDegrades all forms of DNA and RNADegrades both single-stranded and double-stranded DNADegrades nucleic acids from cell lysates, releasing chromatin-bound proteins and shearing chromatin for use in chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) experimentsBacterial cell wall lytic enzyme that improves protein or nucleic acid extraction efficiency
Cat. No.88700 (5 kU)
88702 (100 kU)
88701 (25 kU)
90083 (0.5 mL)88216 (150 µL)90082 (50 mg/mL)
89833 (5 g)

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