Protein Sequencer, Warrington, England,1980

Made:
1980 in Warrington
maker:
Applied Biosystems Inc.
and
PerkinElmer Inc

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477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
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477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 detail view of object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

477A Protein Sequencer. Front 3/4 view of whole object against graduated grey background
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

477A Protein Sequencer

The 477A protein sequencer was used in biotechnical research during the 1980s. It analysed proteins and peptides using a technique derived from the original discoveries of Swedish biochemist Pehr Edman (1916-77) in the 1950s. Edman developed a method, known as Edman degradation, to determine the sequence of amino acids in proteins. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. This machine was made by Applied Biosystems in California. Machines such as this, and its successors, have been essential to biotechnology laboratories. They have been used in the genetic modification of foods, animal cloning and genetic fingerprinting.

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Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1996-311
Materials:
glass, metal, plastic
type:
protein sequencer protein sequencer
credit:
Applied Biosystems Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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