Posts Tagged "protein"

SomaLogic Somamer MOA

Posted on Mar 21, 2012 in Animation, Cellular, Molecular

SomaLogic Somamer MOA

This explanatory animation illustrates SomaLogic’s SOMAmer technology. At the heart of SomaLogic’s unique platform are SOMAmer (Slow Off-rate Modified Aptamer) modified nucleic acid-based protein binding reagents, each of which are highly specific for their cognate protein. To date, SomaLogic has developed SOMAmers to a broad array of over 1000 different protein targets critical to normal and disease biology, and continue to add new SOMAmers all the time. SOMAscan™ technology (illustrated below) takes advantage of two distinctive properties of SOMAmers: Their specific...

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Bacteriorhodopsin

Posted on Aug 18, 2007 in Cellular, Illustration, Molecular

Bacteriorhodopsin

Bacteriorhodopsin is a protein used by Archaea, the most notable one being Halobacteria. It acts as a proton pump; that is, it captures light energy and uses it to move protons across the membrane out of the cell.[1] The resulting proton gradient is subsequently converted into chemical energy.[2] Bacteriorhodopsin is an integral membrane protein usually found in two-dimensional crystalline patches known as “purple membrane”, which can occupy up to nearly 50% of the surface area of the archaeal cell. The repeating element of the hexagonal lattice is composed of three identical...

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