All proteins are made up of one or more chains of amino acids. There are 22 different types of amino acids that can be combined to make a protein. The sequence and numbers of amino acids determine each protein’s unique 3-dimensional structure and its specific function.
In Vitas we have worked with protein analysis for 20 years and our people are experts on the topic. We master a broad range of techniques for protein determination from many sample types, including blood, serum, plasma, tissue, urine, milk, etc.
One of our recent upgrades is multiplexing with Mesoscale Discoveries Quickplex SQ 120 instrument using their proprietary MULTI-ARRAY technology to get unparalleled sensitivity and dynamic range.
We can offer a broad range of applications including analysis of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors, etc.
Areas of interest for this platform could be neurobiology/degeneration (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease), bone disorders, cardiovascular disorders, metabolic disorders, clinical immunology , inflammation, as well as assay development.
See table below for a selection of assays that we can provide in Protein analytical services.