Simultaneous isolation of brush border and basolateral membrane from rabbit enterocytes. Presence of brush border hydrolases in the basolateral membrane of rabbit enterocytes

Biochim Biophys Acta. 1980 Aug 4;600(2):406-20. doi: 10.1016/0005-2736(80)90444-7.


By a slight modification of the procedure described by Gratecos et al. (Gratecos, D., Knibiehler, M., Benoit, V. and Sémériva, M. (1978) Biochim. Biophpys. Acta 512, 508-524), the basolateral and brush border membranes of rabbit enterocytes have been purified concomitantly from the same aliquot of mucosa. The two types of membrane have been obtained with the same yield (15%) and enrichment of specific markers (18-fold). The presence in the basolateral membrane of hydrolases known to be specific of the brush border membrane has been confirmed by using immunological techniques.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Fractionation / methods
  • Cell Membrane / ultrastructure*
  • Hydrolases / analysis*
  • Immune Sera
  • Immunoassay
  • Immunoelectrophoresis, Two-Dimensional
  • Intestinal Mucosa / cytology
  • Intestinal Mucosa / ultrastructure*
  • Microvilli / ultrastructure*
  • Rabbits


  • Immune Sera
  • Hydrolases