IGEM:MIT/2008/Notebook/Yogurt/Vocabulary List

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Vocabulary List

  • epitope: A localized region on the surface of an antigen that is capable of eliciting an immune response and of combining with a specific antibody to counter that response.
  • GFP:
  • HIS-tag:
  • promoter: a gene sequence that activates transcription
  • peptide: a compound containing two or more amino acids in which the carboxyl group of one acid is linked to the amino group of the othe
  • RBS
  • TEV (protease cleavage site)
  • Western Blot: a highly sensitive procedure for identifying and measuring the amount of a specific protein in a mixed extract; proteins are separated by gel electrophoresis and transferred to a special filter paper, on which the protein under investigation can be detected by a probe