streptavidin

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strep·ta·vi·din

(strep'ta-vī'din),
A bacterial protein used as a probe in immunologic assays because of its strong affinity and specificity for biotin; streptavidin is used as a bridge to link a chromogen to a biotinylated substrate specific for the substance of interest.
[streptococcus + avidin]

streptavidin

[strep′təvī′din]
a biotin-binding protein isolated from Streptomyces and used to identify antigens; a widely used reagent for immunoassays.

strep·ta·vi·din

(strep-tav'i-din)
A bacterial protein used as a probe in immunologic assays because of its strong affinity and specificity for biotin; used as a bridge to link a chromogen to a biotinylated substrate specific for the substance of interest.
[streptococcus + avidin]

streptavidin

a protein found in Streptomyces griseus which has a high affinity for biotin and is used in immunofluorescent studies.