Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quoted: We can do that?

Just browsing through some ScienceBlogs stuff and ran across the following passage:
Producing proteins in the lab (often in bacteria) is pretty routine work. However, producing a posttranslationally modified protein can be much more difficult, because you generally have to have access to an enzyme that will perform the desired modification. On the other hand, it is generally much simpler to mutate the source DNA, and then use that DNA to produce a modified protein (generally with one amino acid substituted for another)

Routine? Simpler to mutate?

Wow.

2 comments:

GDad said...

Well, simpler than getting out scissors and paste in order to cut the proteins apart by hand.

GDad said...

I just have to comment that the word verification that came up this time is "SCRAM".