a: membrane protein ~
b: trying to wash greasy dishes


"Proteins like CcsBA that are embedded in the cell membrane are difficult to work with, Kranz explains. The membrane is a lipid, or fat, so trying to extract a membrane protein is like trying to wash greasy dishes in cold water. Frawley had to use detergents to separate the protein, he says, and even then it took her a year or two to purify enough protein to work with. "

Writer: professor Robert Kranz
Date: Oct 20 2014 5:36 PM

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