CLAS: Microscale Thermophoresis Facility

Facilities/Equipment: Facility

  • Location

    United States

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Description

MicroScale Thermophoresis (MST) is an easy, fast and precise way to quantify biomolecular interactions. It measures the motion of molecules along microscopic temperature gradients and detects changes in their hydration shell, charge or size. When performing a MST experiment, a microscopic temperature gradient is induced by an infrared laser, and the directed movement of molecules is detected and quantified using either covalently attached dyes, or fluorescent fusion protein. MST detects interactions between any kind of biomolecules thus providing a large application range, from ions and small molecules to high molecular weight and multi-protein complexes.

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