Volgograd Journal of Medical Research
Quarterly Journal of Science and Practice

UDK: 57.085.4:57.088.6

Isolation of microsomes from rat liver: an optimization protocol

E. I. Morkovin, A. M. Dotsenko, A. V. Strygin, A. S. Tarasov

Волгоградский государственный медицинский университет, кафедра фундаментальной медицины и биологии; Волгоградский медицинский научный центр, лаборатория геномных и протеомных исследований; НИИ фармакологии ВолгГМУ, лаборатория психофармакологии


The current study was undertaken to optimize the experimental protocol of the rat liver microsome isolation. To verify the feasibility of the method, we evaluated respiratory chain activity of microsomes using a fluorometric method. We conclude that the optimized protocol can be used at the initial stage of in vitro drug metabolism studies.


microsome, hepatocytes, microsomal oxidation, drug metabolism in vitro, perfusion