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1. (Science: chemistry) The accumulation or concentration of molecules of a gas or liquid on a surface in contact with the gas or liquid, resulting in a relatively high concentration of the gas or solution at the surface. Note that the accumulating molecules do not actually penetrate the substance they are on.

Compare: absorption.

2. (Science: virology) The adhesion of a substance to an organic particle in a solution, for example the adhesion of a virus to a cell.

Origin: L. Sorbere = to suck

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Membrane question

... body cavity ----------4)The only membrane type in which goblets cells are found ----------5)"Wet"membranes -----------6)Adapted for adsorption & secretion -----------7)Has parietal & visceral layers

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by tomkkk
Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Membrane question
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Invasion of a host cell by a DNA virus

... cell that has complimentary receptors to its “anti-receptors”, when found it joins to a specific receptor site on the host cell it does this by adsorption where glycoproteins on the viral envelope adsorb to complimentary receptors on the host cells membrane, it does this by tricking the cell ...

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by littlexsparrow
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Invasion of a host cell by a DNA virus
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Is an ELISA plate really specific for protein adsorption?

Not lipids, DNAs, etc. ? What about lipoproteins and glycoproteins? Could anybody provide some basis for this specific interactions of protein molecules w/ surface groups at the bottom of the ELISA plate wells? Or links to some orginal research papers? Thanks.

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by hanhan2008
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Is an ELISA plate really specific for protein adsorption?
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Folin-Wu Protein Precipitation method

... concentration of (NH4)2SO4 precipitates globulins and not albumin from a serum? and what component of a serum is affected by coprecipitation and adsorption? is it just the protein component? THANKS A MILLION!!!

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by darkchoc
Tue Mar 13, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Folin-Wu Protein Precipitation method
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Views: 6585

Protein precipitation

... other acidic barium are used to precipitate albumin instead of to recover it? Barium will attach and cover albumin molecules surface (yes, it is adsorption), so that it cannot dissolve/being precipitated? :?

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Protein precipitation
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