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 (thûr′mō-lā′bĭl, -bīl′)
Subject to destruction, decomposition, or inactivation by heating, as an enzyme or toxin.

ther′mo·la·bil′i·ty (-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.


(Chemistry) (of certain biochemical and chemical compounds) easily decomposed or subject to a loss of characteristic properties by the action of heat: a thermolabile enzyme. Compare thermostable1
[C20: from thermo- + labile]


(ˌθɜr moʊˈleɪ bɪl, -baɪl)

subject to destruction or loss of characteristic properties by the action of moderate heat, as certain toxins and enzymes (opposed to thermostable).
ther`mo•la•bil′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thermolabile - (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
reactive - participating readily in reactions; "sodium is a reactive metal"; "free radicals are very reactive"
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Cystathionine beta-synthase or thermolabile methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase enzymes, and vitamins like B12, B6 and folic acid are the cofactors in the metabolism of Hcy.
For example, digestibility is increased because of protein denaturation in food but the content of thermolabile compounds, fat-soluble vitamins or polyunsaturated fatty acids are often reduced [7].
A separate gene, thermolabile hemolysin (tlh) of Vibrio parahaemolyticus, has been characterized, and this gene was shown to be present in all the V.
Impaired functioning of thermolabile methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase is dependent on riboflavin status: implications for riboflavin requirements.
The MTHFR 677 C to T substitution converts alanine to a valine residue, resulting in a thermolabile enzyme (1).
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Icarus failed in the attempt, and Reemtsma put this forward as a possible case of hyperacute rejection (very rapid rejection of the graft), though he thought it was more likely to be related to failure of a thermolabile adhesive.
It has been described as having phenotypic characteristics of a rhinovirus, as it is more acid-sensitive and thermolabile than other enterovirus serotypes.
Since most biologically active molecules are polar, thermolabile, and non-volatile, LC-MS/MS is better geared towards the detection of such molecules.