Definition of Western blot in English:

Western blot

Pronunciation /ˈwestərn blät/ /ˈwɛstərn blɑt/


  • An adaptation of the Southern blot procedure, used to identify specific amino-acid sequences in proteins.

    ‘the sample could not be confirmed positive by Western blot’
    • ‘protein interactions on Western blots’
    • ‘The proteins were detected by Western blots using antibodies specific for these proteins and three independent blots were analyzed.’
    • ‘Southern blots and Western blots were used to confirm correct tagging and protein expression.’
    • ‘The Western blotting procedure has been described previously.’


Suggested by Southern blot.