This paper describes the isolation of plasma membrane vesicles formed by nitrogen cavitation of canine neutrophils. Plasma membranes from disrupted cells were separated from other membranes and organelles by Percoll-density gradient centrifugation. Transmission electron microscopic examination of membrane preparations chromatographed on either Sephacryl S-1000 or Sepharose 4B revealed that two populations of plasma membrane vesicles were formed: large (176 ± 22 nm), and small (119 ± 11 nm). Purified large vesicles were separated from Percoll and contaminating cytosol by Sephacryl S-1000 chromatography. Small vesicles were obtained free of Percoll by recavitating purified large vesicles. Problems encountered due to the presence of a soluble 5'-nucleotidase inhibitor also are discussed. Large and small membrane vesicles were separated into adherent and non-adherent populations by affinity chromatography on either concanavalin A-sepharose or lentil lectin-Sepharose columns.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Leukocyte Biology|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology