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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

(kros´link″) a covalent bond formed between polymer chains, either within or across chains.

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.

cross-link

[kros′link′]
a bond formed between polymer chains, either between different chains or between different parts of the same chain.
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Spoerl E, Huhle M, Seiler T (1998) Induction of cross-links in corneal tissue.
The GA and EDC cross-linked BAMG showed minimum SI, which indicated that GA and EDC had the greatest ability to cross-link the biomaterials as was also evident by absence of specified protein bands in the SDSPAGE gel.
Areas examined for the cross-link included: set screw pop off, set screw stripped, set screw fracture, and cross-link disassembled.
Currently, we have the capacity to synthesize mimics of clinically relevant interstrand cross-links.
Capture and reporter probes are then added and hybridized to their complementary target sequences, at which time the sample is irradiated with ultraviolet (UV) (3) light to induce the formation of a covalent cross-link between the probes and target.
We are now examining these collagen cross-links from birds of both sexes and different ages," Rath says.
Protein cross-links are formed as a result of a chemical reaction between proteins in the body and circulating blood glucose.
Crumb rubber from scrap tires can be devulcanized by a relatively simple process using chemical additives to soften the crumb because scission of the sulfur-sulfur cross-links.
Lot 1 includes the construction of the security tunnel (including 20 cross-links to the existing tunnel and a connecting tunnel to the tunnel Altbiel) for the tunnel Sachseln the portal stations north and south and the precut to be created in the south and the corresponding input places north and south.
As an effect of cross-linking, irradiated samples show a 2-3 decades higher viscosity as a result of the deformation restraint by cross-links.
The EDC offers the method for generating cross-links between corresponding reaction sites, without itself being incorporated (7).
Cannon and Foster (1) were the first to postulate that reduced or abnormal cross-links in the cornea were contributors to keratoconus in 1978.