Naturally-occurring proteases and phosphatases can destroy proteins that you spent days isolating. With Roche’s experience in protein isolation, purification, and protein protection against degradation, you can save valuable time and resources purifying intact, high yield, functional protein. Roche’s easy-to-use inhibitor cocktail tablets allow quick and effective inhibition of a wider range of proteases and protein dephosphorylation for a proven no-weighing solution that provides consistent results.
cOmplete™ Protease Inhibitor Cocktail tablets from Roche inhibit a broad spectrum of serine, cysteine, acid and metalloproteases, as well as calpains. They have been developed by rigorous testing of protease inhibition for yeast, E.coli, insect cells and mammalian cell lysates. They contain both irreversible and reversible protease inhibitors and are available with and without EDTA to purify histidine-tagged proteins by immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC). cOmplete™ tablets are conveniently supplied in glass vials and EASYpack blister packs for apportioning of exact doses. Inhibit proteases effectively by simply dropping one cOmplete™ tablet in lysis buffer.
To ensure that full-length proteins are obtained, Roche developed cOmplete™ ULTRA Tablets for the inhibition of an extended variety of proteases. This new formulation shows high inhibition ratios due to its broadened range of inhibitors compared to standard cOmplete™ Tablets.
Figure 1.Inhibition ratios of protease activity in CHO cell lysates by different inhibitor cocktails.
Figure 2. Inhibition ratios of aspartic protease activity by different inhibitor cocktail
The cOmplete™ ULTRA tablets make cell lysis easier and faster than traditional methods such as freeze-thaw cycles, sonicators and glass beads. At the same time cells are lysed, a multitude of proteases can be inhibited by simply adding the cOmplete™ Lysis Kit either for bacteria or mammalian cells.
For bacteria use the cOmplete™ Lysis-B (2x) Kit to efficiently and gently extract proteins in small volumes from bacteria (e.g., E. coli) and simultaneously inhibit proteases in the lysate.
Figure 3.Comparison of bacterial lysis reagents.
PhosSTOP™ tablets from Roche preserve your protein's original phosphorylation state allowing you to inhibit a wide range of phosphatase types, including acid, alkaline, serine/threonine, tyrosine, and dual-specificity phosphatases. Inhibit phosphatases in a variety of sample materials, such as mammalian, insect, or plant cells, as well as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections. Quickly and effectively inhibit protein dephosphorylation in your in vitro studies by simply dropping a PhosSTOP™ tablet into 10 mL buffer. For maximum protection, inhibit both proteases and phosphatases at the same time by combining a cOmplete™ ULTRA tablet with a PhosSTOP™ tablet in the same buffer.
Figure 4.Inhibition ratios of protease activity in E.coli-Lysate by different inhibitor cocktails in combination with Roche inhibitor for phosphatases