Cellular Analysis
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  • Cellular Analysis

    Studies of protein properties, expression, transport, degradation and their interactions with other cellular systems are integral to biomedical research, drug discovery and developmental biology. Eukaryotic proteins function in signaling pathways, metabolism, structure, adhesion, cell movement, active and passive transport, DNA repair, viral disease mechanisms, the immune system, fertilization, differentiation, epigenetics, cancer and the cell division cycle.

    For efficient analysis of cellular protein interactions and expression, target genes are often engineered into reporter systems, and then expressed in cells as recombinant fusion proteins. Reporter gene characteristics are chosen to enable downstream in vitro or in vivo method applications. This commonly used and widely successful strategy can facilitate applications such as flow cytometry, cell sorting, in vitro or in vivo imaging, proteomic microarray, cell-based microarray, SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, Western blot, quantitative affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry (q-AP-MS), pulse-chase and receptor internalization assays. In particular, improved reporter systems in conjunction with optical imaging technical advances are pushing the frontiers of fluorescence imaging applications.

    SNAP-tag® is a registered trademark of New England Biolabs, Inc.
    • Fluorescent Labeling of COS-7 Expressing SNAP-tag® Fusion Proteins for Live Cell Imaging

      Watch as Chris Provost, of New England Biolabs, performs fluorescent imaging of live COS-7 cells expressing SNAP-tag® fusion proteins.

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    • SNAP-tag® Overview Tutorial

      View an interactive tutorial explaining the mechanism of our SNAP-tag® technologies and reagents available for researchers wishing to study the function and localization of proteins in live or fixed cells.

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    Cellular Analysis includes these areas of focus:

    Reporter Systems
    Cypridina Luciferase
    Gaussia Luciferase
    Transfection
    RNA Transfection
    Protein Transfection
    Cell Imaging
    SNAP Cell
    SNAP Companion
    SNAP Surface
    CLIP Cell
    CLIP Companion
    CLIP Surface
    ACP/MCP Surface
    ACP/MCP Companion
    In vivo Imaging
    Protein Localization
    Pulse Chase
    Receptor Internalization

    FAQs for Cellular Analysis