AN1602: Lipid/membrane protein complexes analyzed by SEC-MALS

Protein Lipid

Membrane protein is generally soluble only in the presence of micelles; thus, it is very difficult to characterize the oligomerization state of the membrane protein in a lipid-containing solvent.

In this application note we demonstrate the use of multi-angle light scattering (MALS) detection in combination with UV absorption and differential refractive index (DRI) detection to determine the molar masses (MM) of both the core protein and the entire protein-lipid complex.