paper electrophoresis


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paper electrophoresis

[′pā·pər i‚lek·trə·fə′rē·səs]
(analytical chemistry)
A variation of paper chromatography in which an electric current is applied to the ends of the electrolyte-impregnated absorbent paper, thus moving chargeable molecules of the unknown sample toward the appropriate electrode.
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This landmark paper was published in the August 1957 issue (17) and described a method in which CA strips 20-cm long by 5-cm wide were run in a standard paper electrophoresis chamber.
In 1958, Kohn published a series of 3 papers in which he reported redesigning the paper electrophoresis chamber and reducing the size of the CA membranes (21-23).
II, Zone Electrophoresis, the editor, Ivor Smith, wrote in the preface that the original plan for the book was to cover only paper electrophoresis, but in "the last year the situation has changed radically.
The simple and inexpensive paper electrophoresis method rapidly achieved popularity as a routine clinical laboratory test and led to widespread investigations of the variations of plasma proteins in disease.