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Tiselius apparatus

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noun Ti·se·li·us apparatus \ti-ˈsā-lē-əs-\

Medical Definition of Tiselius apparatus

  1. :  an apparatus used for electrophoresis especially of proteins in a biological system (as blood plasma)—called also Tiselius cell

Biographical Note for tiselius apparatus

Tiselius

\te-ˈsā-lē-u̇s\,

Arne Wilhelm Kaurin

(1902–1971), Swedish biochemist. Tiselius developed the use of electrophoresis in the 1920s for the separation of proteins in suspension on the basis of their electrical charge. In 1937 he introduced the radically improved apparatus that is now known as the Tiselius apparatus. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1948.


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