The Xenopus Egg Extract Translation System

  • Glenn M. Matthews
  • Alan Colman
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 86)


A full analysis of the post-translational modifications that a given protein undergoes during transit through the secretory pathway may, in some cases, only be performed by analysis of the natural protein, expressed in its normal tissue.


Creatine Phosphate Translation Product Translation Reaction Sucrose Gradient Fractionation Signal Sequence Cleavage 
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© Humana Press Inc. 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn M. Matthews
  • Alan Colman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BiochemistryBirmingham UniversityBirminghamUK

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