Maxicell | definition of maxicell by Medical dictionary
maxicell A bacterium, the DNA of which is damaged by UV light irradiation. While transcription of self-DNA is inhibited, if the cells contain multiple copies of a plasmid that was not damaged, the plasmid will replicate and transcribe gene products.
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The gel was run for 120 minutes using the Maxicell
EC360-M electrophoretic gel system (EC Apparatus Corporation, St.
Ever the pioneer, Sancar developed the Maxicell technique, which relies on a UV-repair deficient bacterial strain.
The Maxicell technique was then applied to a variety of protein identification projects and allowed Sancar to rapidly identify the proteins encoded by the uvrA, uvrB and uvrC genes.