Structural Biochemistry/Proteins/Immunology; Another Approach toward Protein Investigation

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Immunology deals largely with the interactions between antibodies and antigens. However, immunological techniques can be used for protein research. Antibodies are highly specific to their target proteins, thus making it possible to tag a certain protein for further in depth studies.

Immunological techniques can be utilized to make the polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies used in protein identification.