American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

A common Protein Extraction Protocol for Proteomic Analysis: Horse Gram a Case Study

Jyoti Bhardwaj and Sudesh Kumar Yadav

DOI : 10.3844/ajabssp.2013.293.301

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 293-301

Abstract

Three protocols viz. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)-acetone, phenol and multi-detergent were compared for the extraction of proteins from horsegram (Macrotyloma uniflorum) which is less studied yet nutritionally and economically very important pulse crop. Almost equal quantity of proteins was extracted by all the three protocols. However, quality of protein from phenol method was superior to that from other protocols. Bands in One-Dimensional (1-D) and Two-Dimensional Electrophoresis (2-DE) of phenol protocol were reproducible and better. We report here a modified and common protocol for the extraction of proteins for proteomic analysis. The developed protocol is applicable not only to other economically important leguminous but also non-leguminous crops.

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© 2013 Jyoti Bhardwaj and Sudesh Kumar Yadav. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.