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Isn't "exogenous expression" a misnomer?


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#1 Ahrenhase

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 06:23 PM

In terms of introducing foreign genetic material which translates a protein that does not originate in that organism. Exogenous expression literally means "created outside." Heterologous expression is more fitting.

Edited by Ahrenhase, 13 May 2011 - 06:24 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:06 AM

I agree with you. People also say ectopic expression,forced expression, etc.

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:35 PM

Isn't it more commonly used in the context: "expression of exogenous DNA..."? In which case it is grammatically correct.

edited to correct grammar... damnit.

Edited by bob1, 15 May 2011 - 04:36 PM.





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