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Re: what is a dialysis tube?

Date: Wed Jun 29 12:06:58 2005
Posted By: Ingrid Dodge, Postdoctoral Fellow
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 1113620783.Me


A dialysis tube is a semipermeable membrane that allows molecules of a certain size to get in or out, while keeping molecules above that size in. They are often used to remove impurities from preparations of proteins or other macromolecules, or to normalize pH of a preparation.

Here are some examples of dialysis membranes/tubing and uses of them:

Hope this helps.

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