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Serum

serum

(Science: haematology) The clear portion of any body fluid, the clear fluid moistening serous membranes.

2. Blood serum, the clear liquid that separates from blood on clotting.

3. Immune serum, blood serum from an immunised animal used for passive immunisation, an antiserum, antitoxin or antivenin.


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Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?

... wondering if I could use boiled blood as a growing medium. I believe growth factors, hormones, etc. aren't destroyed by boiling. But then why is serum purified by only centrifuging and filtering? Something doesn't tick here. So tell me, can I use boiled blood? Thanks

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by oxi
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Would boiled blood be usable as a growing medium?
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Re: immunoglobulins

... are major components of what is called the humoral immune response system. They are synthesized by lymphocytes and plasma cells and found in the serum and in other body fluids and tissues, including the urine, spinal fluid, lymph nodes, and spleen. Each immunoglobulin molecule consists of four ...

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by RZachary1
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:49 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: immunoglobulins
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I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... THE ABO SYSTEM The term secretor, as used in blood banking, refers to secretion of ABH antigens in fluids such as saliva, sweat, tears, semen, and serum. If people are secretors, they will secrete antigens according to their blood groups. For example, group O people will secrete H antigen, group ...

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by saddy51
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post
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Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase

... enzyme, it would result in upregulation of that enzyme. ^What's wrong with my thinking on this? If you want specifics, the discussion was on low serum cholesterol and what physiologic effects it would have. The professor (to the best of my understanding) was explaining that low serum cholesterol ...

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by Upperninety8
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:21 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Gene Upregulation/Increased Expression in HMG-CoA Reductase
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An Investigation of ABO Group Antigen Structure question?

I really do not understand what should it do. Just mixing the the cells with serum won't get you the reaction done. The sugars are added during protein processing inside the cells. So I'd say none.

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by JackBean
Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: An Investigation of ABO Group Antigen Structure question?
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