There are many companies making the synthesizers today. Some of the protein synthesizers are quite large, and will have multiple channel synthesizing capabilities, while others rend to be smaller and offer fewer features and options. The one that is going to be right for your lab is the one that is right for your needs, not simply the one with the most bells and whistles. You want to check out the features and options and find the one that is going to be best suited for your lab’s experiments.
Consider the size of the unit, as well, to be sure it is right for you. Some of these are quite large, and you need to be sure that they are going to have a footprint that will work well with the amount of space that you have available in your lab.
Protein synthesis is the process by which cells create proteins. The process starts within the nucleus of the cell and with DNA transcription, where it becomes messenger RNA, which is then sent to the ribosome and turned into amino acids. The amino acids formed into a polypeptide chain becomes protein.
This type of synthesis is essential because without the creation of the proteins, it means that many of the processes that the body undergoes would simply not function. They would fail, and this would eventually cause death. Proteins do not exist for a long time, which is why they need to be recreated continually. Eventually, the protein will degrade. For these reasons, it is important to have protein in the diet regularly.
Companies manufacturing protein synthesizers today include Pharmacia Biotech, Protein Technologies, Inc., Roche, CEM, and Agilent. There are many brands and models today, and you should be able to find something that is going to suit your lab’s needs.
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