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Descriptor in English: Transfection
Descriptor in Spanish: Transfección
Descriptor in Portuguese: Transfecção
Descriptor in French: Transfection
Entry term(s): Transfections
Tree number(s): E05.393.350.810
G05.728.860
Scope note: The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Annotation: coordinate with recipient/genet if permitted + specific donor/genet; do not confuse with genetic transvection, an epigenetic phenomenon (index under EPIGENESIS, GENETIC)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
History Note: 78(75); was see under TRANSFORMATION, GENETIC 1975-77
See also the descriptors: Electroporation MeSH
Transformation, Bacterial MeSH
Transformation, Genetic MeSH
DeCS UI: 23489
Descriptor UI: D014162
Date Established: 1978/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/05/04
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Transfection - Preferred
Concept UI M0021796
Scope note The uptake of naked or purified DNA by CELLS, usually meaning the process as it occurs in eukaryotic cells. It is analogous to bacterial transformation (TRANSFORMATION, BACTERIAL) and both are routinely employed in GENE TRANSFER TECHNIQUES.
Preferred term Transfection
Entry term(s) Transfections



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