Godwin's Metal Test

Godwin uses analytic chemistry to determine how tightly lead binds with proteins.

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Long Description: Step 1: Mix metals with protein (mix protein sample with lead plus a second metal to which protein normally binds)

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Long Description: Step 2: Test binding (determine whether lead or the other metal sticks to the protein more tightly)

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Long Description: Step 3: Compare results (If lead binds to target protein more tightly than competitor metal, protein is likely vulnerable to lead damage)

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