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Isotachophoresis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Isotachophoresis
Tree Number(s)
E05.196.401.831
E05.301.300.831
Unique ID
D057625
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D057625
Scope Note
A nonlinear electrophoretic technique used to separate a variety of ionic compounds, ranging from small metal ions to large molecules like proteins. Unlike "linear" zone electrophoresis in which separating solute bands continually spread by diffusion or dispersion, isotachophoresis forms self-sharpening, adjacent zones of substantially pure solute whose concentrations often exceed several mgs/ml. In isotachophoresis a multianalyte sample is introduced between the leading electrolyte and the terminating electrolyte where the sample ions have lower electrophoretic mobilities than the leading ion but larger than the terminating ion. (From "Isotachophoresis" on the AES Web Site [Internet]. Madison, WI: The American Electrophoresis Society; c2000-2008 [cited 2009 Aug 20]. Available from http://www.aesociety.org/areas/isotachophoresis.php)
Entry Term(s)
Displacement Electrophoresis
Previous Indexing
Electrophoresis or specifics (1970-2010)
Public MeSH Note
2011; see Electrophoresis 1985-2010
History Note
2011; use Electrophoresis 1985-2010
Date Established
2011/01/01
Date of Entry
2010/06/25
Isotachophoresis Preferred
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