thiomersal

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thi·mer·o·sal

(thī-mer'ō-săl),
Antiseptic used topically and as a preservative in vaccine preparations.
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thiomersal

A mercurial antiseptic often used to sterilize eye drops and other solutions.
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After membranes were dried overnight they were treated with blocking buffer (25 mmol [l.sup.-1] Tris-HCl, pH 7.5 at 20[degrees]C, 150 mmol [l.sub.-1] NaCl, 0.1% (v/v) Tween, 0.02% (w/v) Thimerosol, 5% (w/v) nonfat dried milk) for 1 h, subsequently washed with Tris-buffered saline (TBS; 25 mmol [l.sub.-1] Tris-HCl, pH 7.5 at 20[degrees]C, 150 mmol [l.sub.-1] NaCl), and then incubated with a solution of a monoclonal rat antibody (IgG) against Hsp70 (clone 7.10; Affinity BioReagent, MA3-001; 1:2500 dilution of Hsp70 antibody in buffer A (BA): TBS, 2.5% (w/v) bovine serum albumin in TBS) for 1 h.
Thimerosol, a mercury compound, is an ingredient that prevents bacteria and fungi from contaminating vaccines.