Membrane proteins represent one of the most important targets for pharmaceutical companies. Unfortunately, technical limitations have long been a major hindrance in our understanding of the function and structure of such proteins. Recent years have seen the refinement of classical approaches and the emergence of new technologies that have resulted in a significant step forward in the field of membrane protein research. This review summarizes some of the current techniques used for studying membrane proteins, with overall advantages and drawbacks for each method.
Artificial membranes for membrane protein purification, functionality and structure studies
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Mayuriben J. Parmar, Carine De Marcos Lousa, Stephen P. Muench, Adrian Goldman, Vincent L.G. Postis; Artificial membranes for membrane protein purification, functionality and structure studies. Biochem Soc Trans 15 June 2016; 44 (3): 877–882. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/BST20160054
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