To introduce foreign material into eukaryotic cells.

physical means have been developed to transfect DNA into cells

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  • transfect — transitive verb see transfection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transfect — /trans fekt /, v.t. Microbiol. to cause transfection in (a cell). [1964; TRANS + (IN)FECT] * * * …   Universalium

  • transfect — [tranz fɛkt, trα:nz , ns ] verb Microbiology infect (a cell) with free nucleic acid. ↘introduce (genetic material) in this way. Derivatives transfectant noun transfection noun Origin 1960s: from …   English new terms dictionary

  • transfect — trans·fect …   English syllables

  • transfect — transitive verb see transfection …   Useful english dictionary

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  • DNA vaccination — The making of a DNA vaccine. DNA vaccination is a technique for protecting an organism against disease by injecting it with genetically engineered DNA to produce an immunological response. Nucleic acid vaccines are still experimental, and have… …   Wikipedia

  • HEK cell — Human Embryonic Kidney 293 cells, also often referred to as HEK 293, 293 cells, or less precisely as HEK cells are a specific cell line originally derived, as their name indicates, from human embryonic kidney cells grown in tissue culture. HEK… …   Wikipedia

  • Magnetofection — is a simple and highly efficient transfection method that uses magnetic fields to concentrate particles containing nucleic acid into the target cells.[1] This method attempts to unite the advantages of the popular biochemical (cationic lipids or… …   Wikipedia

  • transfection — noun Etymology: trans + infection Date: 1964 infection of a cell with isolated viral nucleic acid followed by production of the complete virus in the cell; also the incorporation of exogenous DNA into a cell • transfect transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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