Proteins: Affinity Tags
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Chong, S. 2001. Proteins: Affinity Tags. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Specific interaction between a protein (or a protein domain) and a ligand allows the protein (or domain) to be linked to a recombinant protein as a fusion partner (affinity tag). This enables the recombinant protein to be purified by affinity chromatography even if it does not naturally have a specific ligand suitable for this process.
- recombinant protein;
- affinity tag