Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Introduction of a segment of DNA or RNA into a eukaryotic cell by means of one of a variety of physical or chemical methods or through viral infection.

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  • noun molecular biology The introduction of foreign DNA into a eukaryotic cell.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[trans– + (in)fection.]

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Blend of trans- and infection

Examples

  • The purified plasmid DNA is ready for duty in transfection experiments.

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  • We show here that transient RNAi of endogenous or exogenous gene, which has been achieved after short-term transfection with the gene-targeting 21mer dsRNA (siRNA), 27mer dsRNA or shRNA-generating DNA vector, does not fail for 2-3 days after onset of apoptosis.

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  • A number of methods are in use or under investigation for introducing DNA into cells (a process known as transfection) - using viruses, chemical agents or physical injection.

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  • A number of methods are in use or under investigation for introducing DNA into cells (a process known as transfection) - using viruses, chemical agents or physical injection.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • ELISA, western blot, and molecular biology methods such as transfection and microRNA techniques, high throughput screens, or computer sciences to integrate and analyze genetic, molecular, physicochemical, functional and behavioral data would be viewed as added value.

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  • Shukla AR, Nguyen T, Zheng Y, Zderic SA, DiSanto M, Wein AJ, Chacko S: Over expression of smooth muscle specific caldesmon by transfection and intermittent agonist induced contrac-tion alters cellular morphology and restores differentiated smooth muscle phenotype.

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  • Both of transfection and epidemiological studies suggest that 76th amino acid of PfCRT is critical to CQR parasites.

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  • [AS] – Yes, because the success rate of transfection was very small.

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  • After failing for along time, trouble shooting and all, I realised that there was no DNA in the tube she'd given me... strange that the transfection didn't work huh?

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  • “These nanocarriers developed by our team have a variety of applications in medication and as a gene transfection agent for biological research,” said Dr Yi-Yan Yang, who led the project team comprising Yong Wang, Shujun Gao, Wen-Hui Ye and Ho Sup Yoon.

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