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Offline Fishguy

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60-kD polypeptide... what does kD stand for?
« on: June 05, 2007, 05:12:23 AM »
I came across the following sentence while I was reading about primase. "Primase is a 60-kD polypeptide"... what does kD stand for? ::)

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Re: 60-kD polypeptide... what does kD stand for?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2007, 07:13:56 AM »
I guess that would be Kilo dalton's so 60kD is 60000 molecular weight.

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Re: 60-kD polypeptide... what does kD stand for?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2007, 03:18:51 PM »
Yup.  kD stands for kilodalton (in this context), although probably the more correct abbreviation is kDa.

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Re: 60-kD polypeptide... what does kD stand for?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 06:02:02 AM »
Thank you all so much   :D

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