Cell Lysis


  1. Rinse a 60 mm culture dish of confluent cells with PBS.
  2. Lyse the cells with 0.5 ml cold Immunoprecipitation Buffer (150 mM NaCl, 10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.4), 1 mM EDTA, 1 mM EGTA (pH 8.0), 0.2 mM sodium ortho-vanadate, 0.2 mM PMSF, 1% Triton X-100, 0.5% NP-40).
  3. Maintain constant agitation for 30 minutes at 4°C.
  4. Scrape the cells from the dish. Sonicate on ice for 5 seconds; repeat 4 times. Centrifuge for 5 minutes at 4°C. The supernatant is the crude cell lysate. Assay for total protein then adjust concentration to approximately 1 mg/ml with Immunoprecipitation Buffer.