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recognition site

[rek′əgnish′ən]
a location on a nucleic acid or protein to which a specific ligand binds.

recognition

1. the act of recognizing or state of being recognized.
2. in immunology, a term used to describe the functional changes occurring in immunologically competent cells on contact with antigen, involving antigen binding with a receptor on the cell surface. Called also antigen recognition.

recognition sequence
most recognition sequences used by restriction enzymes are palindromes, some enzymes have more than one recognition sequence and some have nonpalindrome recognition sequences and may cut several nucleotides away from the recognition sequence. See also palindrome.
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Recognition sites are incorporated into the amplification primers, and short fragments that contain the polymorphisms can be generated for mass spectrometric analysis.
In so doing, the next three inserted bases C, G, and A in the normal sequence create a recognition site T/CGA for the restriction endonuclease TaqI in the extension product.
To establish a simple method for identification for analysis of family members or suspected individuals, we developed PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) assays to detect mutations affecting restriction enzyme recognition sites.
Because detection is based on alteration of restriction endonuclease recognition sites, PSM is highly specific for the mutation of interest when the assay is designed to cut the mutant allele.
Also reports about the molecular imprinting as a promising technology for preparing artificial receptors based on molecularly imprinted polymers containing tailor-made recognition sites were presented.
Forbes magazine refers to FWA as "one of the Web's top recognition sites for innovative Web design".
UK) as "process of template-induced formation of specific recognition sites (binding or catalytic) in a material where the template directs the positioning and orientation of the material's structural components by a self-assembling mechanism.
What are left are recognition sites complementary to the antibiotic in the position and shape of the functional groups.
Molecular imprinting (MIP) is a powerful technique for preparing synthetic recognition sites in a polymer matrix, based on the size and shape of a target molecule.
You can put the polymers on a hot plate and not lose recognition sites.
Several reports were devoted to the molecular imprinting as a promising technology for preparing artificial receptors based on molecularly imprinted polymers containing tailor-made recognition sites.
One approach for trigger generation, called fingerprinting, is based on adjacent nicking enzyme recognition sites within genomic DNA (Fig.