nitrocellulose papermedical dictionary

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Paper with a high non-specific absorbing power for biological macromolecules.

Very important as a receptor in blot transfer methods. Bands are transferred from a chromatogram or electropherogram either by blotting on nitrocellulose sheets or by electrophoretic transfer. The replica can then be used for sensitive analytical detection methods.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)