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Electroporation MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Electroporation
Tree Number(s)
E05.200.500.454
E05.242.448
E05.301.500
Unique ID
D018274
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018274
Scope Note
A technique in which electric pulses, in kilovolts per centimeter and of microsecond-to-millisecond duration, cause a loss of the semipermeability of CELL MEMBRANES, thus leading to ion leakage, escape of metabolites, and increased uptake by cells of drugs, molecular probes, and DNA. Depending on the dosage, the formation of openings in the cell membranes caused by the electric pulses may or may not be reversible.
Entry Term(s)
Electric Field-Mediated Cell Permeabilization
Electropermeabilisation
Irreversible Electroporation
Reversible Electroporation
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/03
Revision Date
2022/04/08
Electroporation Preferred
Irreversible Electroporation Narrower
Reversible Electroporation Narrower
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