isoelectric focusing

noun

Definition of isoelectric focusing

: an electrophoretic technique for separating proteins by causing them to migrate under the influence of an electric field through a medium (such as a gel) having a pH gradient to locations with pH values corresponding to their isoelectric points

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1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Isoelectric focusing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isoelectric%20focusing. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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isoelectric focusing

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Medical Definition of isoelectric focusing

: an electrophoretic technique for separating proteins by causing them to migrate under the influence of an electric field through a medium (as a gel) having a pH gradient to locations with pH values corresponding to their isoelectric points

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