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Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit

Isolate polyubiquitin protein conjugates from cultured cells and tissue samples.

Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit for the binding and recovery of polyubiquitinated proteins from tissue and cell lysates.

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit facilitates the isolation of polyubiquitin protein conjugates from cultured cells and tissue samples.

The fractions recovered from the Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit can be subsequently analyzed to determine the amount of general ubiquitin conjugates present or to identify a specific protein of interest by Western blotting. The assay protocol is fast and straightforward, allowing for isolation of polyubiquitinated proteins and the fractionation of monoubiquitinated species in the resin flow-through. The kit provides exceptional performance as demonstrated by enriching an epoxomicin-treated HeLa lysate for poly ubiquitinated proteins. The Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit outperforms similar resins from other suppliers and provides a clean and specific preparation of proteins when compared to a control resin.


  • Fast – less than 45 minutes hands-on time for binding and recovery of ubiquitinated proteins
  • Complete – includes all reagents needed for ubiquitin-modified protein enrichment from cultured cells and tissue samples
  • Flexible – sample incubation from 2 hours to overnight allows assay to be completed in several hours or in less than 30 minutes after overnight incubation
  • Robust – compatible with all Thermo Scientific Pierce Cell Lysis Products and standard RIPA formulations
  • Multiple-sample format – easily processes 1 to 15 samples concurrently

Product Details:

Comparision of ubiquitinated protein purification protocols to the Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichement Kit
Thermo Scientific Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit recovers more ubiquitin-modified proteins than any other available method. Western blot image reflects detection of samples using the anti-ubiquitin antibody supplied in the kit. Epoxomicin-treated HeLa cells lysates (150µg) were processed by four different methods. The resulting flow-through (F) and elution (E) fractions were volume-normalized to the original unprocessed lysate (H) and identical volumes electophoresed for Western blot detection. Compared to Supplier C’s Kit and an antibody-based method, our Kit yielded more ubiquitinated protein in the elution fraction (and less protein in the flow-through fraction), indicating significantly better enrichment of ubiquitinated proteins. GSH Resin is a negative control for comparison.

The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway is the principal non-lysosomal pathway that controls the proteolysis of proteins. This pathway is significantly involved in a variety of cellular processes, including DNA repair, transcriptional regulation, signal transduction, cell metabolism and morphogenesis. The ubiquitination process is initiated when ubiquitin, an 8 kDa polypeptide consisting of 76 amino acids, is appended to cellular proteins via the C-terminal glycine of the ubiquitin molecule. Following an initial monoubiquitination event, the formation of a ubiquitin polymer may occur. Polyubiquitinated proteins are then recognized by the 26S proteasome that catalyzes the degradation of the ubiquitinated protein and the recycling of ubiquitin. Differences in total ubiquitination or the ubiquitination of specific proteins affect numerous pathological conditions, including malignancies, certain genetic diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.¹

Protocol for binding and recovery of ubiquitinated proteins with the Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichement Kit
Thermo Scientific Pierce Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit protocol.


  1. Ciechanover, A. (1998). The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway: on protein death and cell life. EMBO J. 17(24), 7151-60.

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Ordering Information
Product # Description Pkg. Size Instructions MSDS CofA Price
89899 Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit
Formulation: Multi-component kit
Sufficient For: Enriching polyubiquitinated proteins from 15 lysate samples, each containing 0.15mg total protein

Kit Contents:
Polyubiquitin Positive Control (1000X), 50µL
Anti-ubiquitin Antibody (rabbit antiserum), 5µL
Polyubiquitin Affinity Resin Slurry, 300µL
TBS Pack (makes 500mL), 1 pack
Spin Columns and Accessories, 18 columns
15-rxn kit Product Instructions for product #89899 Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit MSDS for product #89899 Ubiquitin Enrichment Kit $444.00

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