Cancer Treated by Purifying Proteins Protein purification is a series of processes intended to isolate a single type of protein from a complex mixture. Protein purification is vital for the characterization of the function, structure and interactions of the protein of interest. The starting material is usually a biological tissue or a microbial culture. The various steps in the purification...
- How to Use Protease/s for Protein Proteolysis Protein Proteolysis refers to the use of hydrochloric acid to destroy peptide bonds between the amino acids that make up a protein. When carried out with proteases (also known as proteinases), which are enzymes, the process is termed proteolysis. Depending on how efficient the enzyme is or what links it breaks, the proteolysis can be limited or unlimited. Proteolysis can begin either from one end of the chain of amino acids that comprise the protein or somewhere in the middle of it. Unlimited proteolysis produces individual amino acids while limited proteolysis produces short chains of polypeptides.
- Non-ionic detergents contain uncharged, hydrophilic head groups that consist of eithermicelle polyoxyethylene moieties as in TWEEN and TRITON or glycosidic groups as in octyl glucoside and dodecyl maltoside. In general, non-ionic detergents are better suited for breaking lipid-lipid and lipid-protein interactions than protein-protein interactions.
- Invasive phosphatases can contaminate research samples and slow or halt research progress, rendering time-consuming and expensive work useless.