dendrimer

A polymer that repeatedly branches until stopped by the physical constraint of having formed a complete, hollow sphere. These structures possess sites on their exterior surface to which DNA fragments can be attached, and are thus useful as carriers of DNA for transgenesis.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Dendrimer — Figure 1: Dendrimer and dendron Dendrimers are repetitively branched molecules. [1] [2] The name comes from the Greek word δένδρον (pronounced dendron), which translates to tree . Synonymous terms for dendrimer include arborols and casca …   Wikipedia

  • dendrimer — dendrimeras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Polimeras, iš kurio makromolekulių centrinio atomo arba klasterio atsišakoja keletas grandinių. atitikmenys: angl. dendrimer; dendritic polymer rus. дендример ryšiai: sinonimas – dendritinis… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Dendrimer — Dendrimere (vom griechischen Dendros – der Baum) sind chemische Verbindungen, deren Struktur ausgehend von einem Verzweigungskern gleich einem Baum verästelt ist, wobei man von Dendrimeren dann spricht, wenn diese Verästelungen aus repetitiven… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dendrimer — den·dri·mer (dĕnʹdrə mər) n. A polymer in which the atoms are arranged in many branches and subbranches along a central backbone of carbon atoms. Also called cascade molecule.   [dendro + alteration of polymer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • dendrimer — noun a) Any polymer or oligomer having branches of atoms strung off of a central spine b) A graph formed of branches from a central core …   Wiktionary

  • Dendrimer — ◆ Den|dri|mer 〈n. 11; Chem.〉 kugelförmiges, hochverzweigtes, polymeres Molekül, das von einem Kernmolekül ausgehend synthetisiert wird ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge den|dr... kann in Fremdwörtern auch dend|r... getrennt werden. * * * Den|d|ri|mer [griech …   Universal-Lexikon

  • dendrimer — n. (Chemistry) synthetic polymer having a branching structure like a tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dendrimer — [ dɛndrɪmə] noun Chemistry a synthetic polymer with a branching, tree like structure …   English new terms dictionary

  • dendrimer — denˈdrimer / drəm / noun (chem) A polymer that has a tree like branched molecular structure • • • Main Entry: ↑dendro …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dendrosome — Dendrosomes are novel vesicular, spherical, supramolecular entities wherein the dendrimer–nucleic acid complex is encapsulated within a lipophilic shell. They possess negligible hemolytic toxicity and higher transfection efficiency, and they are… …   Wikipedia

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