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To find a protein's function which MW is 14kD. - (Nov/30/2009 )

Hello!
I'm trying to find a protein's function which MW is 14kD. I donot know how to begin. It's location in cell and expression in different organ have been done.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!

-xiuyanshi-

Hi

have u tried doing homology searches for ur protein???? try finding out if it has any conserved domains.........that should be the first thing to start with....

-DRN-

yeaah i agreee and also u can see which specific organs it is found in from where u ve isolated it. The function might be related to a common aspect between those organs!!! the idea is narrow down the possibilities of functions as much as possible.. then it will be easy to explore!!!

-Pradeep Iyer-

If there is no known homologos protein or domain to you protein of interest I'd probably try to do a pulldown/MS approach and try to see what kind of interactors you can find.
If it's a nuclear protein finding out if it's DNA binding and, if yes, what sequences it binds to by ChIP-Seq might be an option.

-warsel-

depending on the organism, you could make a mutation and look for a phenotype...?

-aimikins-

DRN on Dec 2 2009, 12:24 AM said:

Hi

have u tried doing homology searches for ur protein???? try finding out if it has any conserved domains.........that should be the first thing to start with....




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-shyarasu-

xiuyanshi on Dec 1 2009, 08:54 AM said:

Hello!
I'm trying to find a protein's function which MW is 14kD. I donot know how to begin. It's location in cell and expression in different organ have been done.

Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!


I supose there is no simple way to find out; you may take a look at appropriate data banks to get an idea but I think you should prove it;

I agree with warsel to perform MS;

are you sure that your protein of interest has always 14 kDa at any cellular condition?

-Inmost sun-