To deplete or not to deplete -- part 2
In another of my favorite proteomics controversies, a new depletion technique takes a swing at whether depleting plasma is a good idea or not.
In this study, Seong-Beom Ahn and Alamgir Khan look at the impact depleting plasma has on cytokine recovery. Since cytokines are generally pretty low abundance, it makes for a decent metric. The depletion they use is an immuno-based one using magnetic beads.
Unlike other methods, this pull down approach showed either no impact or improved recovery of the cytokines. Definitely worth checking out!
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