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Unique and innovative methods are being developed for membrane protein extraction, characterization, and structure determination of biologically significant membrane proteins, opening doors in the membrane structural biology market. Scientists are applying techniques such as in silico computational analysis, isoelectric focusing, one and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis, high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and mass spectrometry (MS) to better understand the structure and functional interactions of cellular membrane proteins, leading to the design of more effective therapeutics for many human diseases. The growing number of platforms, products and tools offered by niche membrane biology companies, and major life science companies are drawing in more and more researchers previously restricted to studying soluble proteins.
BioInformatics LLC introduces Exploring Structural Biology: Tools and Techniques Used in the Study of Membrane Protein Structure (10-004) to provide a roadmap for suppliers who seek to explore new market opportunities. This report identifies technologies and areas with the highest potential for rapid growth in the membrane structural biology market, i.e., research focuses, approaches and techniques, in silico computational tools used, protein extraction methods, integral protein analysis methods, and HPLC, NMR and MS platforms. In addition, Exploring Structural Biology: Tools and Techniques Used in the Study of Membrane Protein Structure focuses on anticipated technology platform and product purchasing trends to assist suppliers with long-term strategies that will yield a viable market position. Detailed market share information and projections are provided by technology type, along with membrane structural biology research budget data and expected changes through 2011. Suppliers will be able to use this report to anticipate areas of product growth and saturation.