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cross-link

 [kros´link″]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.

cross-link

(kros'lingk),
A covalent linkage between two polymers or between two different regions of the same polymer.

cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-linking, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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We have successfully constructed DNA duplexes containing interstrand alkyl cross-links between the O6 atoms of 2'-deoxyguanosines and have shown that a repair protein is able to repair the duplex when the alkyl chain is 7 carbons long but not when the length is reduced to 4.
After irradiation, the plate was allowed to cool to room temperature for 10 min; 75 [micro]g of streptavidin-coated magnetic beads (Dynabeads[R] M-280; Dynal) was then added to each well to capture the cross-linked probe-target hybrids via the biotin residue attached to the allele-specific capture probes.
Such findings were then expressed in terms of peak ratios, with larger ratios reflecting an increase in the size and maturity of the crystals and an increase in the pyridinoline cross-links in collagen, both of which reflect a deterioration in the quality of the bone matrix, Dr.
In this study, cross-linked fibers were made in situ in the polymer solution by coupling reactive groups onto pendant amino side groups of the chitosan.
A balance must be achieved for attaining enough reliable cross-links for the biomaterials to last lifetime of the recipients yet, permit the biomaterial to perform as it would be in its natural state.
To test for the effects of glucose on yield of cross-linked product, gelatin films were cast with and without glucose.
(12.) Spoerl E, Huhle M, Seiler T (1998) Induction of cross-links in corneal tissue.
Figure 4 shows water solubility of the non-cross-linked and cross-linked blend films.
Fortunately, new developments in highly cross-linked polyethylene have led to lower initial wear rates.
The samples of both uncross-linked and cross-linked PEVA were measured on DMA apparatus.
Polymers made from natural gas can be classified as linear or cross-linked. Linear polymers are long chains of water-soluble polymers used to reduce soil erosion and increase water infiltration.
PEX is an acronym for cross-linked polyethylene, the resilient plastic tubing that forms the backbone of Wirsbo's AQUAPEX[R] Plumbing Systems, AQUASAFE[R] Fire Safety Systems and its dependable Radiant Floor Heating Systems.

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