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BioBits®: Protein Structure and Function Kit

(ships from manufacturer, est arrival 4/5/23)


Product Details
Proteins are essential tools for life. But how does a simple string of amino acids fold into an intricate three-dimensional structure capable of performing a specific task, such as emitting fluorescence?

Using fluorescent proteins as a model, students explore a protein's primary, secondary, and tertiary structures and relate those structures to protein function in an integrative, hands-on lab. First, students compare different fluorescent protein sequences at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels and use that analysis to predict protein functions. Students then express these fluorescent proteins using a simple cell-free protocol to test their functional predictions. This activity serves as an excellent interactive introduction to the basics of protein structure and function, as well as a springboard for discussing more advanced topics such as protein engineering. Note: These reagents require refrigerated storage. BioBits® pellets are best used within 3 months of receipt when stored at 4° C.

Product Features

  • Kit provides enough materials for 8 lab groups
  • A P51™ Molecular Fluorescence Viewer (item #216321) or a blue light transilluminator with an orange filter is needed but not included


What’s Included:
  • 32 BioBits® Pellets in 8-Tube PCR Strips
  • 1 DNA Sample FP1
  • 1 DNA Sample FP2
  • 1 DNA Sample FP3
  • 1 Nuclease-Free Water
  • 10 Disposable UV Flashlights
Needed But Not Included:
  •  Digital Student Guide (download from miniPCR website)
  •  Digital Instructor's Guide (download from miniPCR website)
  •  P51™ Molecular Fluorescence Viewer (or blue light transilluminator; 1 per lab group)
  •  Battery, Alkaline, 9 V (for each P51™ Molecular Fluorescence Viewer)
  •  Micropipettes and Tips
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.