Chloramphenicol acetyl transferase | definition of chloramphenicol acetyl transferase by Medical dictionary
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.
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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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Resistance to chloramphenicol, for example, involves the production of the enzyme chloramphenicol acetyl transferase
encoded by the cat gene located in plasmid pSCS1, which has a high similarity with the S.
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