noun[mass noun] Chemistry
The process of forming a gel.
- On one side, protein gelation is involved in many biological processes such as blood coagulation or wound healing.
- It has been reported that doxorubicin can be concentrated to such an extent within liposomes that gelation takes place in the presence of the divalent sulfate counterion.
- Disruption of the microtubule network significantly weakens the elastic response, and the disassembly of actin filaments completely prevents gelation.
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