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[′krȯs ‚liŋk]
(cell and molecular biology)
A covalent linkage between the complementary strands of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) duplex or between bases of a single strand of DNA.
(organic chemistry)
The covalent bonds between adjacent polymer chains that lock the chains in place.
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However, because of the larger number of pendant chains and the lower cross-link density, the storage modulus of network is lower resulting in poor mechanical properties (Fig.
36] used GA, formaldehyde (FA), polyethylene glycol, hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDC), 1-ethyl-3-(3-dimethylaminopropyl)-carbodiimide (EDC) to cross-link bovine pericardium.
It acts as both a photo-sensitizer for the induction of cross-links between collagen fibrils, as well as shielding the underlying tissue from the effects of UVA (Figure 3).
We first prepare interstrand cross-links that mimic what lesion the drug would introduce in the cell between two single strands of DNA via organic synthesis.
Improvement is also attributable to the fact that with the capture-probe/flanking-probe approach, the capture probe needs to cross-link to only one of the two flanking probes for target capture to occur.
Quantitatively, most cross-links are intra- and inter-chain links between loricrin, which is the most abundant CE protein (70%-80%).
cross-link breaking compounds, Alteon researchers can actually uncouple the glucose-derived bonds between proteins, which suggests the intriguing possibility of preventing or even reversingthese disease states.
Therefore, a balance must be achieved for attaining enough reliable cross-links for the biomaterials to last lifetime of the recipients, yet permit the biomaterial to perform as it would be in its natural state.
All patients received the Diamondback[R] pedicle screw device, and bilateral fusion patients received Boa Constrictor[TM] cross-link.
5 mL of an organic solvent reagent (R4) to clean up the columns from the previous R3 reagent, cross-links were eluted with 0.
Although no laboratory study has been made, it is speculated that the cross-link density of the revulcanized DVR is actually higher than that of the virgin natural rubber matrix which might contain only a small amount of the DVR material.
Many cross-linking agents have been used to cross-link NBR, such as sulfur, vulcanization accelerator and peroxide.