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What advantages do lipoparticles have in isolating membrane proteins?

Hi, I'm wondering What advantages do lipoparticles have in isolating membrane proteins? who can tell me detailed information? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Firstly, they are homogeneous and physically well defined, capable of maintaining the native structures of target membrane proteins in high densities; secondly, they can be used to detect membrane protein interactions and therefore have wide applications in antibody screening, phage and yeast display, immunogens production and ligand binding assays.

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