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Focus on Structure to Verify Protein Function

Scientists analyze a therapeutic protein’s secondary structure to confirm drug efficacy and safety.




Protein-based therapeutics are widely used to treat diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. As a protein is manufactured, it encounters different environmental conditions that can change its structure. Because minor conformational changes affect function and stability, scientists must use the most sensitive technologies to confirm protein structure before a protein therapeutic can be labeled safe to use.

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  • How infrared light reveals protein structure
  • Common methods to study protein secondary structure
  • How Microfluidic Modulation Spectroscopy works