Scheduling & Rates
In order to provide this service, the Institute has purchased an automated peptide synthesizer, model PS3, from Protein Technologies. This is a cartridge-based system. The amino acid cartridges cost between $4.50 and $10 for each amino acid, most being in the $4.50 to $6 range (this is using the 0.1 mmole scale; add $2-3 each for the 0.5 mmol scale).
While the cartridges and the mass spec analysis of the peptide(s) are paid for by individual investigators, the Cancer Center Core Grant pays for the chemicals used and provides salary support for the operator of the synthesizer (currently Jill Meisenhelder in Tony Hunter’s lab). This means that a 15 amino acid peptide would cost you approximately $90 plus $10-20 for mass spec analysis; for this you should recover at least 120 mg peptide (a conservative estimate).