UNIT 7.8 Light Scattering
Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Protein Science
How to Cite
Harding, S. E. and Jumel, K. 2001. Light Scattering. Current Protocols in Protein Science. 11:7.8:7.8.1–7.8.14.
- Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
- Published Print: MAR 1998
Light scattering methods can provide information about the native molecular weight, oligomeric composition, and gross conformation of a protein in solution. These methods are particularly well suited for studying large oligomeric systems or glycoproteins and can be used to characterize much larger structures involving protein such as viruses and even bacterial spores. This overview discusses theory and application of both static and dynamic light scattering analysis of protein solutions.