Tropomyosin-like properties of clathrin light chains allow a rapid, high-yield purification.
- Author(s): Brodsky, FM
- Holmes, NJ
- Parham, P
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.96.3.911
The light chains (LCa and LCb) of bovine brain clathrin are resistant to heat denaturation by boiling, a property shared by tropomyosin (Bailey, K., 1948, Biochem. J., 43:271-281). Light chains were partially purified by boiling and centrifugation of a Tris-extract of crude membranes prepared from bovine brains (Keen, J. H., M. C. Willingham, and I. H. Pastan, 1979, Cell., 16:303-312). Contaminant polypeptides were then removed by size-exclusion high-pressure liquid chromatography. The purified light chains were separated from each other by using an immunoaffinity column prepared from a monoclonal antibody CVC.7 specific for LCa and not LCb.