Explore BrainMass

Isolate peroxisomes

Hi, I have a test next wednesday and a concept is not clear to me. How would I isolate peroxisomes from cells. ( I dont need a complicated technical answer, but more of a general idea). Thanks

Solution Preview

Isolation of organelles such as peroxisomes can be done via differential and density gradient centrifugation. The basic idea in these methods is that various components of the cell will partition differently according to their unique densities. As you centrifuge the ...