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cross-link

(krôs′lĭngk′, krŏs′-)
n.
A chemical bond formed between adjacent chains of a complex molecule such as a polymer.
v. cross-linked, cross-link·ing, cross-links
v.tr.
To join (adjacent chains of a complex molecule) with cross-links.
v.intr.
To form cross-links.
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cross-link

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(Chemistry) a chemical bond, atom, or group of atoms that connects two adjacent chains of atoms in a large molecule such as a polymer or protein
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cross-link

(n. ˈkrɔsˌlɪŋk, ˈkrɒs-; v. -ˈlɪŋk)

n.
1. a bond, atom, or group linking the chains of atoms in a polymer or other complex organic molecule.
v.t.
2. to attach by a cross-link.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cross-link - a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule
bond, chemical bond - an electrical force linking atoms
Verb1.cross-link - join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)
conjoin, join - make contact or come together; "The two roads join here"
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Again, extracting and mapping cross-references and cross-links from 500,000 entries is a piece of cake for software, once the algorithm is defined by humans.
Using limited proteolysis procedures, we have isolated and sequenced large numbers of peptides that contain cross-links, and have addressed such questions as which proteins are involved; which glutamine and lysine residues are used on what parts of the proteins; what is the temporal order of protein deposition; and what is the mechanism of assembly of the CE.
Chemical bonds called cross-links tie collagen fibers to each other, significantly increasing collagen strength and eventually bone strength.
Protein cross-links are formed as a result of a chemical reaction between proteins in the body and circulating blood glucose.
This accelerator gives rise to long polysulfidic cross-links, i.e.
The finishes form cross-links between the molecules of parallel polymer chains.
where [bar.[M.sub.0]] [g/mol] is the molecular weight of the average amino acids in WPI and Mc [g/mol] is the average molecular weight of the polymer between the cross-links. The applied [bar.[M.sub.0]] was 123.3 [g/mol] [13].
This involves the formation of pro-alpha chains, preprocollagen, procollagen, and tropocollagen fibrils and finally in the extracellular space copper-dependent lysyl oxidases (LOX) enzymatically create the intramolecular and intermolecular cross-links that form the mature collagen fibrils.
Therefore, a balance must be achieved for attaining enough reliable cross-links for the biomaterials to last lifetime of the recipients, yet permit the biomaterial to perform as it would be in its natural state.
Cannon and Foster (1) were the first to postulate that reduced or abnormal cross-links in the cornea were contributors to keratoconus in 1978.
Essentially, after the yogurt network is formed, some of the internal cross-links within the milk proteins (caseins) slowly dissolve due to ongoing acid development.