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Sara's CSF EXTRACT

 

Preparation:

 

    2-3 L of 1X MMR, make night before, store at 20C.

    200mL de-jelly solution, 2% cysteine, pH to 7.8 with 0.9mL 10N NaOH.

    750mL XB:
10mM K-HEPES
50mM sucrose
1X XB
11uL 10N KOH per 100mL to keep pH 7.7

    250mL CSF-XB:
250mL XB (from above)
5mM EGTA
1mM MgCl2

    100mL CSF-XB + PIs:
100mL CSF-XB (from above)
10 ug/mL LPC

    2M Sucrose

    LPC

    Cytochalasin

    40X Energy Mix

    Sperm

    Extract Fix:
60% Glycerol
1X MMR
1ug/mL Hoescht
10% Formaldehyde

    Sperm Dilution Buffer (5X)

    10X Calcium: 4mM CaCl2 in 1X Sperm Dilution Buffer

 

If the extracts will be spun onto coverslips, then also need:

    Fixation Buffer:
BRB80
20% Glycerol
0.5% TX-100
4% Formaldehyde

    Cushion:
BRB80
30% Glycerol

    -20C MeOH


 

Making a CSF Extract

 

    Collect eggs.

    Wash eggs in MMR 2-3X.

    Remove as much MMR as possible, and pour on dejellying solution.

    De-jelly 7-10 min.  Rinse 1X in de-jelly. While eggs are de-jellying, add 1mL CSF-XB +PIs to centrifuge tubes.  Add 10uL 10mg/mL cytochalasin and flick tube well.

    Wash de-jellied eggs 3-4X in XB. 

    Wash eggs 2-3 X in CSF-XB.

    Wash eggs 2X in CSF-XB + PIs.  Leave in small volume of CSF-XB+PIs.

    Gently pipet eggs into centrifuge tubes, put pipet below meniscus.

    Remove excess buffer.

    Spin 10 sec at 1500 rpm (setting 4) in clinical centrifuge/

    Aspirate off buffer.  Add 100uL Versilube to top.

    Pack eggs: spin at 2000rpm (setting 5) for 30 sec and full speed for 1min in clinical centrifuge.

    Aspirate off versilube and buffer from top of eggs.

    Centrifuge packed eggs at 10,000 rpm for 15 min at 16C in the SW55.1 rotor.

    Collect cytoplasmic layer of extract with 18-guage needle into a 1-cc syringe.  Avoid bubbles. 

    Transfer to new tube and estimate volume.

    Add 1/1000 volume LPC.

    Add1/1000 volume cytochalasin.

    1/40 volume 40X energy mix.

    Add 1/40 volume 2M sucrose.

 

 

 

This page last modified 08/11/2011

The Stukenberg Lab and the Burke Lab are in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Virginia