Purification of native Arp2/3 complex from bovine thymus

Lynda K. Doolittle, Michael K. Rosen, Shae B. Padrick

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The Arp2/3 complex is an actin filament nucleator involved in cell motility and vesicle trafficking. Owing to the role the complex plays in important and fundamental cell biological processes, the purified complex is used in biochemical assays, reconstituted motility assays, and structural biology. As this is a eukaryotic complex assembled from seven polypeptides, the complex is purified from eukaryotic sources. Described here is a detailed method for purification of the complex from a mammalian tissue, bovine thymus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdhesion Protein Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781627035378
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Actin nucleation factor
  • Arp2/3 complex
  • Biochemical purification
  • Detailed protocol
  • Endogenous source

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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