User:Brigette D. Black/Notebook/Brigettes Notebook/2009/05/26/Making Microtubules (+ Antifade)
Placed one aliquot of FITC tubulin (from -80 freezer) in the thermal cycler at 37 C for 20 minutes. Once thawed, we added 198 microliters of BRB80-T at room temperature.
- 10 microliters of glucose oxidase (GOD)
- 10 microliters of catalase (CAT)
- 5 microliters of beta-mercaptoethanol (BME)
- All components were stored in the freezer and thawed on ice
Antifade + Microtubules
- 85 microliters of BRB80-T
- 10 microliters of polymerized microtubules
- 2.5 microliters of AF cocktail
- 2 microliter of 1.6M dextrose
Viewing the Microtublues
We were able to look at the polymerized microtubules, first without then with the antifade solution by placing a 5 microliter drop of solution on a slide(marked with a sharpie), then sandwiched by a cover glass. The microtubules without antifade solution were visible but photobleached rapidly (5 seconds or so). After adding the antifade solution, the microtubules remained unbleached for much longer (>30 seconds).