Mar 25, 2008

Have you ever met a bare protein in person?


So let me introduce you to my protein, well not really mine, I’m just studying it!

The yellow solution in the tube contains the protein, leaving out too many technical details, my protein is dissolved in that liquid.
I’m trying to study this protein by NMR.
NMR is a powerful technique used to “look” at some protein atoms (hydrogens, carbons and nitrogens) in order to understand how the protein 3D structure looks like.

In few words it is like doing a tomography or an MRI, but instead of a person's body I analyze a protein!

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