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Expression, Purification & Analysis of Proteins and Protein Complexes - CSHL Course

The emphasis of the course is on the following:

  1. Approaches in protein expression: Choosing the best bacterial or eukaryotic expression system tailored for the particular protein and experimental problem; determining how to optimize expression; understanding protein tagging: the advantages and pitfalls of various affinity and solubility tags.
  2. Approaches in protein purification: Choosing the best strategy for a given protein including solubilization; bulk fractionation; liquid chromatography: including conventional methods (ion exchange, size exclusion, reverse phase, etc.) and affinity methods (e.g., MAC, DNA affinity, immunoaffinity, etc.), as well as FPLC/HPLC.
  3. Approaches in protein analysis: introduction to common approaches for characterization of proteins including binding assays; activity assays; mass spectroscopy to identify protein interaction partners and post-translational modifications.
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