Proteins can be categorized as more than one product subtype
The nature of protein products varies wildly, so developing clear categories was a challenge. Listed below are the basic categories, however a product can belong to more than one. For example, a recombinant cytokine is tagged as both recombinant and a cytokine/growth factor. Examples are not exhaustive and intended only as a guide.
|Antigen||Short peptides, potentially tagged, that can be used to block antibodies, as a part of a control, or to develop antibodies with therapeutic potential|
|Cytokine/Growth Factors||Proteins like tumour necrosis factors and interleukins that can be used in activation assays, cell functional assays, cell treatments, or inhibition assays, for example.|
|Enzyme||Catalytically active proteins that can be used in cell treatments, or as controls.|
|Native||Natively folded proteins that can be used in cell treatments, or as antibody controls|
|Peptide||Short(er) polypeptides that can be used as enzyme substrates or to interrogate protein interactions|
|Recombinant||Proteins produced in expression systems will be tagged as recombinant, in addition to other appropriate categories.|
|Other proteins||This is for protein-types not mentioned above that could have smaller numbers of products, like synthetic peptides.|
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