Decyl beta-D-maltopyranoside is used in a study to assess α-helical membrane protein crystallization. It has also been used in a study to investigate enantiomer separation of drugs by micellar electrokinetic chromatography. It aids in solubilizing the active cytochrome oxidase from mitochondria.
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