chloramphenicol acetyl transferase

chlor·am·phen·i·col a·ce·tyl trans·fer·ase (CAT),

a bacterial enzyme often used as a marker for examining the control of eucaryotic gene expression.

chlor·am·phen·i·col a·ce·tyl trans·fer·ase

(CAT) (klōr'am-fen'i-kol as'ĕ-til trans'fĕr-ās)
A bacterial enzyme often used as a marker for examining the control of eucaryotic gene expression.
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The researchers, led by Corrado Spadafora of the Institute of Biomedical Technology in Rome, incubated mouse sperm with DNA carrying a gene for a bacterial enzyme called chloramphenicol acetyl transferase (CAT).