photoinactivation

pho·to·in·ac·ti·va·tion

(fō'tō-in-ak'ti-vā'shŭn),
Inactivation by light; for example, as in the treatment of herpes simplex by local application of a photoactive dye followed by exposure to a fluorescent lamp.

pho·to·in·ac·ti·va·tion

(fō'tō-in-ak'ti-vā'shŭn)
1. Acute sensitivity to light.
2. Inactivation by light (e.g., as in the treatment of herpes simplex by local application of a photoactive dye followed by exposure to a fluorescent lamp).
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The excess light energy that is neither utilized in photosynthesis nor dissipated by photoprotective mechanisms determines the rate of photoinactivation in photosystem II.
Cross-linking of the G protein of vesicular stomatitis virus during photoinactivation.
Moreover, AP at the concentration studied (50 [micro]M) induced a marked (ca 20%) decrease in the rate of HPD-sensitized photoinactivation of EAC cells (Fig.
This could be conditioned by photoinactivation of XDH.
Biochemical means of preventing PCR product carryover contamination include UV photoinactivation after psoralen [4-6] or isopsoralen [7-9] treatment, or more commonly, substitution of dUTP for dTTP during PCR with subsequent PCBs being pretreated with uracil DNA glycosylase [6,9-11].