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Method for analyzing proteins

United States Patent Application

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A method for characterizing an individual protein contained in a complex mixture of proteins includes the steps of: providing a mixture containing different proteins; fragmenting at least one of the proteins contained in the mixture into a terminal peptide and a non-terminal peptide; separating the terminal peptide from the non-terminal peptide; and analyzing at least one chemical characteristic of the terminal peptide.
Foote, Robert S. (Oak Ridge, TN), Ramsey, J. Michael (Knoxville, TN)
09/ 776,980
February 5, 2001
[0001] This invention was made with United States Government support under grant number DE-ACO5-00OR22725 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.