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Kidney Tissue Homogenizer & Homogenization Protocol

Ideal for Kidney Tissue Homogenization

Do you spend lots of time and effort homogenizing Kidney samples? The Bullet Blender® tissue homogenizer delivers high quality and superior yields. No other homogenizer comes close to delivering the Bullet Blender’s winning combination of top-quality performance and budget-friendly affordability. See below for a kidney tissue homogenization protocol.

The Bullet Blender® Homogenizer
Save Time, Effort and Get Superior Results

  • Consistent and High Yield Results
    Run up to 24 samples at the same time under microprocessor-controlled conditions, ensuring experimental reproducibility and high yield. Process samples from 10mg or less up to 3.5g.
  • No Cross Contamination
    No part of the Bullet Blender® ever touches the kidney samples – the sample tubes are kept closed during homogenization. There are no probes to clean between samples.
  • Samples Stay Cool
    Homogenizing causes only a few degrees of heating. Our Gold models keep samples at 4°C.
  • Easy and Convenient to Use
    Just place beads and buffer along with your kidney sample in standard tubes, load tubes directly in the Bullet Blender, select time and speed, and press start.
  • Risk Free Purchase
    The Bullet Blender® comes with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty, with a 3 year warranty on the motor. The simple, reliable design enables the Bullet Blenders to sell for a fraction of the price of ultrasonic or other agitation based instruments, yet provides an easier, quicker technique.
Bullet Blender Homogenizer

Bullet Blender Homogenization Protocols for Kidney Tissue

Sample size

See the Protocol

microcentrifuge tube model (up to 300 mg) Small kidney samples
5mL tube model (100mg – 1g) Medium kidney samples
50mL tube model (100mg – 3.5g) Large kidney samples


Selected Publications for Kidney Tissue

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Coughlan, M. T., Nguyen, T.-V., Penfold, S. A., Higgins, G. C., Thallas-Bonke, V., Tan, S. M., Bergen, N. J. V., Sourris, K. C., Harcourt, B. E., Thorburn, D. R., Trounce, I. A., Cooper, M. E., & Forbes, J. M. (2016). Mapping time-course mitochondrial adaptations in the kidney in experimental diabetes. Clinical Science, 130(9), 711–720.
Adamo, R. F., Fishbein, I., Zhang, K., Wen, J., Levy, R. J., Alferiev, I. S., & Chorny, M. (2016). Magnetically enhanced cell delivery for accelerating recovery of the endothelium in injured arteries. Journal of Controlled Release, 222, 169–175.
Falendysz, E. A., Lopera, J. G., Lorenzsonn, F., Salzer, J. S., Hutson, C. L., Doty, J., Gallardo-Romero, N., Carroll, D. S., Osorio, J. E., & Rocke, T. E. (2015). Further Assessment of Monkeypox Virus Infection in Gambian Pouched Rats (Cricetomys gambianus) Using In Vivo Bioluminescent Imaging. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 9(10), e0004130.
Rosen, D. A., Hilliard, J. K., Tiemann, K. M., Todd, E. M., Morley, S. C., & Hunstad, D. A. (2015). Klebsiella pneumoniae FimK Promotes Virulence in Murine Pneumonia. Journal of Infectious Diseases, jiv440.
Danan-Gotthold, M., Golan-Gerstl, R., Eisenberg, E., Meir, K., Karni, R., & Levanon, E. Y. (2015). Identification of recurrent regulated alternative splicing events across human solid tumors. Nucleic Acids Research, 43(10), 5130–5144.
Gao, X., Yang, T., Liu, M., Peleli, M., Zollbrecht, C., Weitzberg, E., Lundberg, J. O., Persson, A. E. G., & Carlstrom, M. (2015). NADPH Oxidase in the Renal Microvasculature Is a Primary Target for Blood Pressure-Lowering Effects by Inorganic Nitrate and Nitrite. Hypertension, 65(1), 161–170.
Doldur-Balli, F., Ozel, M. N., Gulsuner, S., Tekinay, A. B., Ozcelik, T., Konu, O., & Adams, M. M. (2015). Characterization of a novel zebrafish (Danio rerio) gene, wdr81, associated with cerebellar ataxia, mental retardation and dysequilibrium syndrome (CAMRQ). BMC Neuroscience, 16(1).
Hezel, M. P., Liu, M., Schiffer, T. A., Larsen, F. J., Checa, A., Wheelock, C. E., Carlström, M., Lundberg, J. O., & Weitzberg, E. (2015). Effects of long-term dietary nitrate supplementation in mice. Redox Biology, 5, 234–242.
Mootz, J. M., Benson, M. A., Heim, C. E., Crosby, H. A., Kavanaugh, J. S., Dunman, P. M., Kielian, T., Torres, V. J., & Horswill, A. R. (2015). Rot is a key regulator of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation: Rot regulates S . aureus biofilm formation. Molecular Microbiology, 96(2), 388–404.
Kantharidis, P., Hagiwara, S., Brennan, E., & McClelland, A. D. (2015). Study of microRNA in diabetic nephropathy: Isolation, quantification and biological function: MicroRNA in diabetic nephropathy. Nephrology, 20(3), 132–139.
Eriksson, A., Williams, M. J., Voisin, S., Hansson, I., Krishnan, A., Philippot, G., Yamskova, O., Herisson, F. M., Dnyansagar, R., Moschonis, G., Manios, Y., Chrousos, G. P., Olszewski, P. K., Frediksson, R., & Schiöth, H. B. (2015). Implication of coronin 7 in body weight regulation in humans, mice and flies. BMC Neuroscience, 16(1), 13.
Zhang, Z., He, L., Hu, S., Wang, Y., Lai, Q., Yang, P., Yu, Q., Zhang, S., Xiong, F., Simsekyilmaz, S., Ning, Q., Li, J., Zhang, D., Zhang, H., Xiang, X., Zhou, Z., Sun, H., & Wang, C.-Y. (2015). AAL exacerbates pro-inflammatory response in macrophages by regulating Mincle/Syk/Card9 signaling along with the Nlrp3 inflammasome assembly. American Journal of Translational Research, 7(10), 1812–1825.
Hains, D. S., Chen, X., Saxena, V., Barr-Beare, E., Flemming, W., Easterling, R., Becknell, B., Schwartz, G. J., & Schwaderer, A. L. (2014). Carbonic anhydrase 2 deficiency leads to increased pyelonephritis susceptibility. AJP: Renal Physiology, 307(7), F869–F880.
van der Plas-Duivesteijn, S. J., Mohammed, Y., Dalebout, H., Meijer, A., Botermans, A., Hoogendijk, J. L., Henneman, A. A., Deelder, A. M., Spaink, H. P., & Palmblad, M. (2014). Identifying Proteins in Zebrafish Embryos Using Spectral Libraries Generated from Dissected Adult Organs and Tissues. Journal of Proteome Research, 13(3), 1537–1544.
Wang, Z., Wei, M., Wang, M., Chen, L., Liu, H., Ren, Y., Shi, K., & Jiang, H. (2014). Inhibition of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Reduces Diabetic Nephropathy in Type II Diabetes Mice. Inflammation, 37(6), 2020–2029.
Huang, C.-C., Lou, B.-S., Hsu, F.-L., & Hou, C.-C. (2014). Use of urinary metabolomics to evaluate the effect of hyperuricemia on the kidney. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 74, 35–44.
Borschensky, C. M., & Reinacher, M. (2014). Mutations in the 3c and 7b genes of feline coronavirus in spontaneously affected FIP cats. Research in Veterinary Science, 97(2), 333–340.
Parra, S., Huang, X., Charbeneau, R. A., Wade, S. M., Kaur, K., Rorabaugh, B. R., & Neubig, R. R. (2014). Conditional disruption of interactions between Gαi2 and regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins protects the heart from ischemic injury. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology, 15(1), 29.
Melero, M., García-Párraga, D., Corpa, J., Ortega, J., Rubio-Guerri, C., Crespo, J., Rivera-Arroyo, B., & Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. (2014). First molecular detection and characterization of herpesvirus and poxvirus in a Pacific walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens). BMC Veterinary Research, 10(1), 968.
Becknell, B., Spencer, J. D., Carpenter, A. R., Chen, X., Singh, A., Ploeger, S., Kline, J., Ellsworth, P., Li, B., Proksch, E., Schwaderer, A. L., Hains, D. S., Justice, S. S., & McHugh, K. M. (2013). Expression and Antimicrobial Function of Beta-Defensin 1 in the Lower Urinary Tract. PLoS ONE, 8(10), e77714.
Cheng, X., Guo, S., Liu, Y., Chu, H., Hakimi, P., Berger, N. A., Hanson, R. W., & Kao, H.-Y. (2013). Ablation of Promyelocytic Leukemia Protein (PML) Re-patterns Energy Balance and Protects Mice from Obesity Induced by a Western Diet. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 288(41), 29746–29759.
Karauzum, H., Adhikari, R. P., Sarwar, J., Devi, V. S., Abaandou, L., Haudenschild, C., Mahmoudieh, M., Boroun, A. R., Vu, H., Nguyen, T., Warfield, K. L., Shulenin, S., & Aman, M. J. (2013). Structurally Designed Attenuated Subunit Vaccines for S. aureus LukS-PV and LukF-PV Confer Protection in a Mouse Bacteremia Model. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e65384.
Nakayama, K. H., Lee, C. C. I., Batchelder, C. A., & Tarantal, A. F. (2013). Tissue Specificity of Decellularized Rhesus Monkey Kidney and Lung Scaffolds. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64134.
Hoang, H. D., Prasain, J. K., Dorand, D., & Miller, M. A. (2013). A Heterogeneous Mixture of F-Series Prostaglandins Promotes Sperm Guidance in the Caenorhabditis elegans Reproductive Tract. PLoS Genetics, 9(1), e1003271.
Carlström, M., Brown, R. D., Yang, T., Hezel, M., Larsson, E., Scheffer, P. G., Teerlink, T., Lundberg, J. O., & Persson, A. E. G. (2013). L-arginine or tempol supplementation improves renal and cardiovascular function in rats with reduced renal mass and chronic high salt intake. Acta Physiologica, 207(4), 732–741.
Rubio-Guerri, C., Melero, M., Esperón, F., Bellière, E., Arbelo, M., Crespo, J., Sierra, E., García-Párraga, D., & Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. (2013). Unusual striped dolphin mass mortality episode related to cetacean morbillivirus in the Spanish Mediterranean sea. BMC Veterinary Research, 9(1), 106.
Hanstein, R., Negoro, H., Patel, N. K., Charollais, A., Meda, P., Spray, D. C., Suadicani, S. O., & Scemes, E. (2013). Promises and pitfalls of a Pannexin1 transgenic mouse line. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 4.
Chaker, B., Samra, T. A., Datta, N. S., & Abou-Samra, A. B. (2013). Altered Responses to Cold Environment in Urocortin 1 and Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Deficient Mice. Physiology Journal, 2013, 1–7.
Kumar, M., Roe, K., Nerurkar, P. V., Namekar, M., Orillo, B., Verma, S., & Nerurkar, V. R. (2012). Impaired Virus Clearance, Compromised Immune Response and Increased Mortality in Type 2 Diabetic Mice Infected with West Nile Virus. PLoS ONE, 7(8), e44682.
Hanke, M. L., Angle, A., & Kielian, T. (2012). MyD88-Dependent Signaling Influences Fibrosis and Alternative Macrophage Activation during Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Infection. PLoS ONE, 7(8), e42476.
Adhikari, R. P., Karauzum, H., Sarwar, J., Abaandou, L., Mahmoudieh, M., Boroun, A. R., Vu, H., Nguyen, T., Devi, V. S., Shulenin, S., Warfield, K. L., & Aman, M. J. (2012). Novel Structurally Designed Vaccine for S. aureus α-Hemolysin: Protection against Bacteremia and Pneumonia. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e38567.
Fox, K. A., Longo, M., Tamayo, E., Gamble, P., Makhlouf, M., Mateus, J. F., & Saade, G. R. (2012). Sex-specific effects of nicotine exposure on developmental programming of blood pressure and vascular reactivity in the C57Bl/6J mouse. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 207(3), 208.e1-208.e9.
Harcourt, B. E., Forbes, J. M., & Matthews, V. B. (2012). Obesity-induced renal impairment is exacerbated in interleukin-6-knockout mice: IL-6 KO worsens kidney injury in obesity. Nephrology, 17(3), 257–262.
Carlstrom, M., Persson, A. E. G., Larsson, E., Hezel, M., Scheffer, P. G., Teerlink, T., Weitzberg, E., & Lundberg, J. O. (2011). Dietary nitrate attenuates oxidative stress, prevents cardiac and renal injuries, and reduces blood pressure in salt-induced hypertension. Cardiovascular Research, 89(3), 574–585.
Fox, K. A., Longo, M., Tamayo, E., Kechichian, T., Bytautiene, E., Hankins, G. D. V., Saade, G. R., & Costantine, M. M. (2011). Effects of pravastatin on mediators of vascular function in a mouse model of soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1–induced preeclampsia. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 205(4), 366.e1-366.e5.
Thai, K. H., Thathireddy, A., & Hsieh, M. H. (2010). Transurethral Induction of Mouse Urinary Tract Infection. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 42.
Rayner, K. J., Suarez, Y., Davalos, A., Parathath, S., Fitzgerald, M. L., Tamehiro, N., Fisher, E. A., Moore, K. J., & Fernandez-Hernando, C. (2010). MiR-33 Contributes to the Regulation of Cholesterol Homeostasis. Science, 328(5985), 1570–1573.