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Although cultured mammalian cells are preferred for producing functional mammalian proteins with appropriate post-translational modifications, purification of recombinant proteins is frequently hampered by low expression. We have addressed this by creating a new method configured specifically for mammalian cell culture that provides rapid detection and(More)
For protein microarrays, maintaining protein stability during the slide processing steps of washing, drying, and storage is of major concern. Although several studies have focused on the stability of immobilized antibodies in antibody microarrays, studies on protein-protein interaction arrays and enzyme arrays are lacking. In this paper we used five(More)
Phenotypic screening of compound libraries is a significant trend in drug discovery, yet success can be hindered by difficulties in identifying the underlying cellular targets. Current approaches rely on tethering bioactive compounds to a capture tag or surface to allow selective enrichment of interacting proteins for subsequent identification by mass(More)
Protein arrays hold great promise for proteome-scale analysis of protein-protein interaction networks, but the technical challenges have hindered their adoption by proteomics researchers. The crucial issue of design and fabrication of protein arrays have been addressed in several studies, but the detection strategies used for identifying protein-protein(More)
Wheat germ based eukaryotic cell-free systems have been shown to be applicable for both functional and structural analyses of proteins. However, the existing methods might require specialized instrumentation and/or a separate mRNA synthesis step. We have developed a DNA based, highly productive, coupled transcription/translation wheat germ cell-free system(More)
In vitro translation is a widely used tool for both analytical and preparative purposes. For analytical purposes, small amounts of proteins are synthesized and visualized by detection of labeled amino acids incorporated during translation. The original strategy of incorporating radioactively labeled amino acids, such as [35S]methionine or [14C]leucine, has(More)
Wheat germ cell-free methods provide an important approach for the production of eukaryotic proteins. We have developed a protein expression vector for the TNT® SP6 High-Yield Wheat Germ Cell-Free (TNT WGCF) expression system (Promega) that is also compatible with our T7-based Escherichia coli intracellular expression vector pET15_NESG. This allows cloning(More)
In this article we present data that compares RNasin® Ribonuclease Inhibitor to SUPERase•InTM, an RNase inhibitor recently introduced by Ambion. The two RNase inhibitors are compared for their ability to protect RNA from degradation under a variety of different reaction conditions. In addition, we tested both inhibitors for their ability to protect RNA(More)
Our fundamental understanding of proteins and their biological significance has been enhanced by genetic fusion tags, as they provide a convenient method for introducing unique properties to proteins so that they can be examinedin isolation. Commonly used tags satisfy many of the requirements for applications relating to the detection and isolation of(More)