Molecular Biology


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    Dual Fluorescence Cytometry Assay to Assess Cellular Protein Levels
    Authors:  Ashley M Ngo, Ruofan Wang and Andreas S Puschnik, date: 04/20/2020, view: 1236, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Expression levels of cellular proteins can be affected by various perturbations, such as genetic knockout of interactors, drug treatments or cell stress. To specifically measure the effects on protein levels post-synthesis under different experimental conditions, it is important to compensate for transcriptional and other upstream changes. Here, ...
    Retroviral Capsid Core Stability Assay
    Authors:  Tyler Milston Renner, Kasandra Bélanger and Marc-André Langlois, date: 09/20/2018, view: 2746, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Structural stability of the capsid core is a critical parameter for the productive infection of a cell by a retrovirus. Compromised stability can lead to premature core disassembly, exposure of replication intermediates to cytosolic nucleic acid sensors that can trigger innate antiviral responses, and failure to integrate the proviral genome into ...
    Assessment of Modulation of Protein Stability Using Pulse-chase Method
    Author:  Mohamed Elgendy, date: 08/20/2017, view: 7302, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Pulse-chase technique is a method widely used to assess protein or mRNA stability. The principle of pulse-chase relies on labeling proteins or mRNA produced during a short period of time called ‘pulse’ and then following the rate of disappearance of those labeled proteins over a period of time called ‘chase’. This technique thus allows ...

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