The apolipoprotein E protein (apoE) confers differential risk for Alzheimer's disease depending on which isoforms are expressed. Here, we present a 2-day immunoprecipitation protocol using the HJ15.4 monoclonal apoE antibody for the pull-down of native apoE particles. We describe major steps for apoE production via immortalized astrocyte culture and HJ15.4 antibody bead coupling for apoE particle pull-down, elution, and characterization. This protocol could be used to isolate native apoE particles from multiple model systems or human biospecimens.
- Cell Biology
- Molecular Biology