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gel electrophoresis questions

Discussion in 'Step I' started by shivasHeroLike, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. shivasHeroLike

    7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2006
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    or atleast i think thats what they are..

    basically they're questions that show an image of bands at a particular location of a particular person. Usually their will be like 3 or 4 people (family related) with different band distribution. There is also a standard of a particular disease that has a specific band distribution. You're asked to identify which family member most likely has the disease or carrier of a disease.

    if you've seen one of these questions you'll know what i mean..
    there was one on nbme asking for which member was a carrier.

    i suspect in order to identify someone with the disease they have to have a same band distribution as the standard disease one, right ?
    & how do i identify carriers?

    hopefully yall know what i mean --- thanks = )
  2. Instatewaiter

    Instatewaiter But... there's a troponin
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    #2 Instatewaiter, Dec 1, 2008
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