UV CD is an excellent technique for studying the conformations adopted by proteins and nucleic acids in solution. Though unable to give detailed insights into the tertiary structure of a protein, UV CD can be useful in complementing other structural techniques. Visible CD is a very powerful technique to study metal protein interactions. Visible CD can resolve the individual transitions as separate bands, particularly where the CD bands are of opposite sign.
Jasco J-810 is equipped with 150 W air cooled Xenon lamp with a theoretical detection range 163 – 900 nm, automated temperature control unit (Peltier) and Jasco software for spectra recording and analysis.