PVP -->
polyvinylpyrrolidone
medical dictionary

<chemical>

Polymer used to bind phenols in plant homogenates and hence to protect other molecules, especially enzymes, from inactivation by phenols. Also occasionally used to produce viscous media for gradient centrifugation.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

Abbreviation: PVP

(11 Mar 2008)