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Monday, February 27, 2012

I love "Westerns".

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Info for non-science readers:

The western blot is a widely used analytical technique used to detect specific proteins in the given sample of tissue homogenate or extract. It uses gel electrophoresis to separate native proteins by 3-D structure or denatured proteins by the length of the polypeptide. The proteins are then transferred to a membrane, where they are detected using antibodies specific to the target protein [Wikipedia].