acetylation


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Related to acetylation: methylation, acetic anhydride, acylation

a·cet·y·late

 (ə-sĕt′l-āt′)
tr.v. a·cet·y·lat·ed, a·cet·y·lat·ing, a·cet·y·lates
To bring an acetyl group into (an organic molecule).

a·cet′y·la′tion n.
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Noun1.acetylation - the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compoundacetylation - the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound; "the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin"
acylation - the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound
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Mutations in RICE PLASTICITY 1 (RPL1) display increased environment-dependent phenotypic variations in rice, accompanied by increased DNA methylation and decreased histone acetylation levels.
Histone acetylation represents a prominent epigenetic modification of the central nervous system genome that has been unequivocally associated with an increased rate of gene transcription.
Demonstration of Mycobacterial GS catalyzed protein acetylation by DAMC using anti acetyl lysine antibodies
Acetylation depends upon factors such as reactant concentration, reaction time, pH and presence of catalyst [29, 30], which determines the number of acetyl groups incorporated into the molecule.
8 October 2012 - British environmental science firm Accsys Technologies Plc (LON:AXS) said today it had completed the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with global petrochemical player Ineos to exploit the intellectual property surrounding Accsys' proprietary wood elements acetylation technology.
8 October 2012 a[euro]" British environmental science firm Accsys Technologies Plc (LON:AXS) said today it had completed the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with global petrochemical player Ineos to exploit the intellectual property surrounding Accsysa[euro](tm) proprietary wood elements acetylation technology.
Hein DW, Doll MA, Fretland AJ, Leff MA, Webb SJ, Xiao GH, Devanaboyina US, Nangju NA, Feng Y: Molecular genetics and epidemiology of the NATI and NAT2 acetylation polymorphisms.
More recently, post-translational modifications to the histones--for example, acetylation or methylation of certain amino acids--have been shown to play a role in determining which genes get expressed at which times.
Gerard Collette, president of Rhodia Acetow, said: "The agreement will allow the company to build on its acetylation know-how in the field of cellulose acetate.
A distinct pattern of chemical modifications of chromatin structural proteins (referred to as the acetylation and methylation of histones) enables a looser chromatin configuration in embryonic stem cells.
Gerard Collette, the president of Rhodia Acetow, said this will allow the company to build on its acetylation know-how in the field of cellulose acetate.
The technology, known as acetylation, does more than simply coat wood; it actually changes the material structure.