Proteases are involved in protein processing, regulation of protein function, apoptosis, viral pathogenesis, digestion, photosynthesis, and numerous other essential processes. These enzymes hydrolyze and cleave peptide bonds that link amino acids in polypeptide chains. Proteases are often used as a research tool and have found their way into everyday products from meat tenderizer to laundry detergents. Proteases are also valuable targets in many therapeutic areas including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, and viral infection.
What We Offer
SAMDI Tech offers a plug-and-play format for quantitative analysis of protease activity using native substrates. Native peptide and protein substrates can be captured and purified onto SAMDI 384 or 1536 biochip arrays for analysis by mass spectrometry.