Lipid Monolayer Assay

Developed by Matthew Higgins, Brian Peter, Barbara Pearse, and Harvey McMahon

A basic schematic of the technique is below.

A gallery of images and detailed protocol are also available.

Add PIP2-containing lipid mix in drop of chlorof orm/methanol to well of buffer

Monolayer forms as solvent evaporates

Place carbon-coated EM grid on monolayer

Inject proteins underneath monolayer

Incubate at room temperature; PIP2

recruits AP180/epsin

Remove EM grid, stain with uranyl acetate, and visualize by EM

See more examples of monolayer EMs
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