Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease

2012 Edition
| Editors: Frank C. Mooren

Microarray

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29807-6_2663

An assay that uses sets of miniaturized chemical reaction areas that may be used to test DNA fragments, antibodies, or proteins. A chip having immobilized targets is hybridized with a fluorescent probe together with the sample. The fluorescence obtained after hybridization is scanned, and the data is analyzed by software to determine the expression level.

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