Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
The analysis of metallo-proteins is often accomplished by optical or other spectroscopic techniques. Often the native metals in these proteins are not suitable for this analysis, since they are not optically or magnetically active. In this case, the native metals are replaced by metals which are spectroscopically active. For example Zn2+ is not suitable and is re;laced by, for example, Co2+ (which is optically active) or by, for example, Mn2+, Co2+, Cu2+ (which are magnetically active).