Publication — IRIC
Subcellular Fractionation Suitable for Studies of RNA and Protein Trafficking.
The nuclear pore complex is the major conduit for trafficking between the nucleus and cytoplasm. Nuclear import and export of both proteins and RNAs represent important functional steps for many biological processes. One of the major means to study NPC activity and the nuclear and cytoplasmic distribution of proteins and RNAs is through biochemical fractionation. Here, we describe detailed methods to generate high quality nuclear and cytoplasmic fractions simultaneously capturing RNA and proteins which can be used subsequently for a wide array of biochemical characterizations including proteomics and next generation sequencings.