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Liver Tissue Homogenizer & Homogenization Protocol

Ideal for Liver Tissue Homogenization

Do you spend lots of time and effort homogenizing liver 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 liver 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 liver 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 liver 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 Protocol for Liver Tissue

Sample size

See the Protocol

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


Selected Publications for Liver Tissue

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Kim, J. M., Park, S. K., Guo, T. J., Kang, J. Y., Ha, J. S., Lee, D. S., Lee, U., & Heo, H. J. (2016). Anti-amnesic effect of Dendropanax morbifera via JNK signaling pathway on cognitive dysfunction in high-fat diet-induced diabetic mice. Behavioural Brain Research, 312, 39–54.
Krutzke, L., Prill, J. M., Engler, T., Schmidt, C. Q., Xu, Z., Byrnes, A. P., Simmet, T., & Kreppel, F. (2016). Substitution of blood coagulation factor X-binding to Ad5 by position-specific PEGylation: Preventing vector clearance and preserving infectivity. Journal of Controlled Release, 235, 379–392.
Shreeram, S., Ramesh, S., Puthan, J. K., Balakrishnan, G., Subramanian, R., Reddy, M. T., & Pereira, S. L. (2016). Age associated decline in the conversion of leucine to β-Hydroxy-β-Methylbutyrate in rats. Experimental Gerontology, 80, 6–11.
Gunderson, M. P., Pickett, M. A., Martin, J. T., Hulse, E. J., Smith, S. S., Smith, L. A., Campbell, R. M., Lowers, R. H., Boggs, A. S. P., & Guillette Jr., L. J. (2016). Variations in hepatic biomarkers in American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) from three sites in Florida, USA. Chemosphere, 155, 180–187.
Miranda, C. L., Elias, V. D., Hay, J. J., Choi, J., Reed, R. L., & Stevens, J. F. (2016). Xanthohumol improves dysfunctional glucose and lipid metabolism in diet-induced obese C57BL/6J mice. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 599, 22–30.
Wang, Y., & Pfeiffer, J. K. (2016). Emergence of a Large-Plaque Variant in Mice Infected with Coxsackievirus B3. MBio, 7(2), e00119-16.
Li, M., Li, C., Song, S., Kang, H., Yang, D., & Li, G. (2016). Development and antigenic characterization of three recombinant proteins with potential for Glässer’s disease prevention. Vaccine, 34(19), 2251–2258.
Johns, M., Esmaeili Mohsen Abadi, S., Malik, N., Lee, J., Neumann, W. L., Rausaria, S., Imani-Nejad, M., McPherson, T., Schober, J., & Kwon, G. (2016). Oral administration of SR-110, a peroxynitrite decomposing catalyst, enhances glucose homeostasis, insulin signaling, and islet architecture in B6D2F1 mice fed a high fat diet. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 596, 126–137.
Bosch, M., Fajardo, A., Alcalá-Vida, R., Fernández-Vidal, A., Tebar, F., Enrich, C., Cardellach, F., Pérez-Navarro, E., & Pol, A. (2016). Hepatic Primary and Secondary Cholesterol Deposition and Damage in Niemann-Pick Disease. The American Journal of Pathology, 186(3), 517–523.
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.
Lee, L.-C., Wei, L., Huang, W.-C., Hsu, Y.-J., Chen, Y.-M., & Huang, C.-C. (2015). Hypolipidemic Effect of Tomato Juice in Hamsters in High Cholesterol Diet-Induced Hyperlipidemia. Nutrients, 7(12), 10525–10537.
Hajkova, K., Jurasek, B., Sykora, D., Palenicek, T., Miksatkova, P., & Kuchar, M. (2015). Salting-out-assisted liquid–liquid extraction as a suitable approach for determination of methoxetamine in large sets of tissue samples. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
Mattsson, A., Kärrman, A., Pinto, R., & Brunström, B. (2015). Metabolic Profiling of Chicken Embryos Exposed to Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Agonists to Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors. PLOS ONE, 10(12), e0143780.
Hernandez-Anzaldo, S., Berry, E., Brglez, V., Leung, D., Yun, T. J., Lee, J. S., Filep, J. G., Kassiri, Z., Cheong, C., Lambeau, G., Lehner, R., & Fernandez-Patron, C. (2015). Identification of a Novel Heart-Liver Axis: Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 Negatively Regulates Cardiac Secreted Phospholipase A2 to Modulate Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation in the Liver. Journal of the American Heart Association, 4(11), e002553–e002553.
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.
Wagschal, A., Najafi-Shoushtari, S. H., Wang, L., Goedeke, L., Sinha, S., deLemos, A. S., Black, J. C., Ramírez, C. M., Li, Y., Tewhey, R., Hatoum, I., Shah, N., Lu, Y., Kristo, F., Psychogios, N., Vrbanac, V., Lu, Y.-C., Hla, T., de Cabo, R., … Näär, A. M. (2015). Genome-wide identification of microRNAs regulating cholesterol and triglyceride homeostasis. Nature Medicine, 21(11), 1290–1297.
Albury-Warren, T. M., Pandey, V., Spinel, L. P., Masternak, M., & Altomare, D. A. (2015). Prediabetes linked to excess glucagon in transgenic mice with pancreatic active AKT1. Journal of Endocrinology, JOE-15-0288.
McKenna, S., Gossling, M., Bugarini, A., Hill, E., Anderson, A. L., Rancourt, R. C., Balasubramaniyan, N., El Kasmi, K. C., & Wright, C. J. (2015). Endotoxemia Induces I B /NF- B-Dependent Endothelin-1 Expression in Hepatic Macrophages. The Journal of Immunology, 195(8), 3866–3879.
Goedeke, L., Rotllan, N., Canfrán-Duque, A., Aranda, J. F., Ramírez, C. M., Araldi, E., Lin, C.-S., Anderson, N. N., Wagschal, A., de Cabo, R., Horton, J. D., Lasunción, M. A., Näär, A. M., Suárez, Y., & Fernández-Hernando, C. (2015). MicroRNA-148a regulates LDL receptor and ABCA1 expression to control circulating lipoprotein levels. Nature Medicine, 21(11), 1280–1289.
Neve, E. P. A., Köfeler, H., Hendriks, D. F. G., Nordling, Å., Gogvadze, V., Mkrtchian, S., Näslund, E., & Ingelman-Sundberg, M. (2015). Expression and Function of mARC: Roles in Lipogenesis and Metabolic Activation of Ximelagatran. PLOS ONE, 10(9), e0138487.
Peleli, M., Hezel, M., Zollbrecht, C., Persson, A. E. G., Lundberg, J. O., Weitzberg, E., Fredholm, B. B., & Carlström, M. (2015). In adenosine A2B knockouts acute treatment with inorganic nitrate improves glucose disposal, oxidative stress, and AMPK signaling in the liver. Frontiers in Physiology, 6.
Wang, Z., Neal, B. H., Lamb, J. C., & Klaunig, J. E. (2015). Mechanistic Investigation of Toxaphene Induced Mouse Liver Tumors. Toxicological Sciences, kfv151.
Ran, L., Yu, Q., Zhang, S., Xiong, F., Cheng, J., Yang, P., Xu, J.-F., Nie, H., Zhong, Q., Yang, X., Yang, F., Gong, Q., Kuczma, M., Kraj, P., Gu, W., Ren, B.-X., & Wang, C.-Y. (2015). Cx3cr1 deficiency in mice attenuates hepatic granuloma formation during acute schistosomiasis by enhancing the M2-type polarization of macrophages. Disease Models & Mechanisms, 8(7), 691–700.
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.
Kollitz, E. M., Zhang, G., Hawkins, M. B., Whitfield, G. K., Reif, D. M., & Kullman, S. W. (2015). Molecular Cloning, Functional Characterization, and Evolutionary Analysis of Vitamin D Receptors Isolated from Basal Vertebrates. PLOS ONE, 10(4), e0122853.
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.
Techer, D., Milla, S., Fontaine, P., Viot, S., & Thomas, M. (2015). Influence of waterborne gallic and pelargonic acid exposures on biochemical and reproductive parameters in the zebrafish ( Danio rerio ): Influence Of Gallic and Pelargonic Acid Exposure. Environmental Toxicology, n/a-n/a.
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).
Guard, J., Sanchez-Ingunza, R., Shah, D. H., Rothrock, M. J., Gast, R. K., & Jones, D. R. (2015). Recovery of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis from hens initially infected with serovar Kentucky. Food Chemistry, 189, 86–92.
Parafati, M., Lascala, A., Morittu, V. M., Trimboli, F., Rizzuto, A., Brunelli, E., Coscarelli, F., Costa, N., Britti, D., Ehrlich, J., Isidoro, C., Mollace, V., & Janda, E. (2015). Bergamot polyphenol fraction prevents nonalcoholic fatty liver disease via stimulation of lipophagy in cafeteria diet-induced rat model of metabolic syndrome. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 26(9), 938–948.
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.
Wang, Y.-M., Chai, S. C., Lin, W., Chai, X., Elias, A., Wu, J., Ong, S. S., Pondugula, S. R., Beard, J. A., Schuetz, E. G., Zeng, S., Xie, W., & Chen, T. (2015). Serine 350 of human pregnane X receptor is crucial for its heterodimerization with retinoid X receptor alpha and transactivation of target genes in vitro and in vivo. Biochemical Pharmacology, 96(4), 357–368.
Neishabouri, S. H., Hutson, S. M., & Davoodi, J. (2015). Chronic activation of mTOR complex 1 by branched chain amino acids and organ hypertrophy. Amino Acids, 47(6), 1167–1182.
Jandegian, C. M., Deem, S. L., Bhandari, R. K., Holliday, C. M., Nicks, D., Rosenfeld, C. S., Selcer, K. W., Tillitt, D. E., vom Saal, F. S., Vélez-Rivera, V., Yang, Y., & Holliday, D. K. (2015). Developmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) alters sexual differentiation in painted turtles (Chrysemys picta). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 216, 77–85.
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.
Ali, K., Abo-Ali, E. M., Kabir, M. D., Riggins, B., Nguy, S., Li, L., Srivastava, U., & Thinn, S. M. M. (2014). A Western-Fed Diet Increases Plasma HDL and LDL-Cholesterol Levels in ApoD–/– Mice. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e115744.
Drake, J. C., Bruns, D. R., Peelor, F. F., Biela, L. M., Miller, R. A., Hamilton, K. L., & Miller, B. F. (2014). Long-lived crowded-litter mice have an age-dependent increase in protein synthesis to DNA synthesis ratio and mTORC1 substrate phosphorylation. AJP: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 307(9), E813–E821.
Hyatt, L. D., Wasserman, G. A., Rah, Y. J., Matsuura, K. Y., Coleman, F. T., Hilliard, K. L., Pepper-Cunningham, Z. A., Ieong, M., Stumpo, D. J., Blackshear, P. J., Quinton, L. J., Mizgerd, J. P., & Jones, M. R. (2014). Myeloid ZFP36L1 Does Not Regulate Inflammation or Host Defense in Mouse Models of Acute Bacterial Infection. PLoS ONE, 9(10), e109072.
Vernochet, C., Damilano, F., Mourier, A., Bezy, O., Mori, M. A., Smyth, G., Rosenzweig, A., Larsson, N.-G., & Kahn, C. R. (2014). Adipose tissue mitochondrial dysfunction triggers a lipodystrophic syndrome with insulin resistance, hepatosteatosis, and cardiovascular complications. The FASEB Journal, 28(10), 4408–4419.
Bannantine, J. P., Everman, J. L., Rose, S. J., Babrak, L., Katani, R., Barletta, R. G., Talaat, A. M., Grohn, Y. T., Chang, Y.-F., Kapur, V., & Bermudez, L. E. (2014). Evaluation of eight live attenuated vaccine candidates for protection against challenge with virulent Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis in mice. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 4.
Zhu, L., Martinez, M. N., Emfinger, C. H., Palmisano, B. T., & Stafford, J. M. (2014). Estrogen signaling prevents diet-induced hepatic insulin resistance in male mice with obesity. AJP: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 306(10), E1188–E1197.
Goetzman, E. S., Alcorn, J. F., Bharathi, S. S., Uppala, R., McHugh, K. J., Kosmider, B., Chen, R., Zuo, Y. Y., Beck, M. E., McKinney, R. W., Skilling, H., Suhrie, K. R., Karunanidhi, A., Yeasted, R., Otsubo, C., Ellis, B., Tyurina, Y. Y., Kagan, V. E., Mallampalli, R. K., & Vockley, J. (2014). Long-chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency as a Cause of Pulmonary Surfactant Dysfunction. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 289(15), 10668–10679.
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.
Offer, S. M., Butterfield, G. L., Jerde, C. R., Fossum, C. C., Wegner, N. J., & Diasio, R. B. (2014). microRNAs miR-27a and miR-27b Directly Regulate Liver Dihydropyrimidine Dehydrogenase Expression through Two Conserved Binding Sites. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 13(3), 742–751.
Neely, C. J., Kartchner, L. B., Mendoza, A. E., Linz, B. M., Frelinger, J. A., Wolfgang, M. C., Maile, R., & Cairns, B. A. (2014). Flagellin Treatment Prevents Increased Susceptibility to Systemic Bacterial Infection after Injury by Inhibiting Anti-Inflammatory IL-10+ IL-12- Neutrophil Polarization. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e85623.
Baghdadi, H. (2014). Antioxidant Potential of Quercetin: Remarkable Protection against Hypercholesterolemia in Rats. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 4(26), 4382–4391.
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.
Penney, R., Lundgreen, A., Yao-Borengasser, A., Edavana, V., Williams, S., Dhakal, I., Wolff, R., Kadlubar, S., & Slattery, M. (2014). CYP19A1 single nucleotide polymorphism associations with CYP19A1, NFκB1, and IL6 gene expression in human normal colon and normal liver samples. Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine, 163.
Hill, A. J., Drever, N., Yin, H., Tamayo, E., Saade, G., & Bytautiene, E. (2014). The role of NADPH oxidase in a mouse model of fetal alcohol syndrome. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 210(5), 466.e1-466.e5.