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What does kDa stand for?

kDa stands for Kilodaltons (molecular weight)

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Anaphore's novel Atrimer[TM] drug candidates are engineered from a fully-human serum protein that is naturally secreted as a trimeric structure of approximately 60 kilodaltons and designed to have biological, manufacturing and commercial advantages over traditional drugs.
Nucleotide sequence comparison of haemolysin encoding hlyA gene from classical and El Tor strains reveal the presence of an 11 base-pair deletion in classical strains that results in a truncated protein product of 27 kilodaltons in classical strains rendering it non haemolytic, whereas in El Tor strains the HlyA is intact 82 kilodalton and biologically active (12).
To understand how the site of pegylation and the size of the PEG molecule affect antiviral specific activity, researchers at Schering-Plough Research Institute prepared for biological analysis purified positional pegylation isomers of interferon alfa-2b pegylated at various sites with PEG polymers ranging from 5 to 30 kilodaltons (kD) in size.