How to acknowledge the PPCC:
“The OU Protein Production and Characterization Core facility is supported by Institutional Development Awards (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (Grants P20GM103640 and P30GM145423), the OU Vice President for Research and Partnerships, and the OU College of Arts and Sciences.”
Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center
101 Stephenson Parkway
Norman, OK 73019
Welcome to the Protein Production and Characterization Core Facility
The purpose of the OU Protein Production and Characterization Core (PPCC) Facility is to aid researchers with customized and comprehensive solutions for protein expression and purification as well as biophysical characterization. We are committed to providing high quality and cost-effective services to accelerate your research at any stage of your project.
Our primary function is protein production for multiple applications such as structural characterization, proteomics and endotoxin free samples for cell-based assays. Our services are available to all protein researchers in any field and we stand ready to assist you. Please feel free to contact us to explore what we can do for you.
Your satisfaction is our goal. Each service we provide is tailor-made to your specific needs. We understand how important timelines are, so we will work with you to establish and meet realistic timelines for each of your projects. You will be kept up-to-date on every project milestone, allowing you full control of the direction your research takes. At the same time, we understand that not all projects produce the desired outcomes. We aim to communicate this realistic perspective to you as soon as a project loses viability, so as to be economically efficient with your budget.
We currently offer the following services:
- Access to and training on laboratory equipment appropriate for protein purification and biophysical characterization
- Small-scale scouting for protein expression profiles
- Protein purification method development
- Protein production (milligram quantities, high purity for structural determination)
- Services in and support for biophysical characterization
- Full, customized protocol creation
- Research consultation