depolymerize


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de·pol·y·mer·ize

 (dē-pŏl′ə-mə-rīz′, -pə-lĭm′ə-)
v. de·pol·y·mer·ized, de·pol·y·mer·iz·ing, de·pol·y·mer·iz·es
v.tr.
To break down (a polymer) into monomers.
v.intr.
To undergo conversion into monomers. Used of a polymer.

de′po·lym′e·ri·za′tion (dē′pə-lĭm′ər-ĭ-zā′shən, dē′pŏl′ə-mər-) n.
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depolymerize

(diːˈpɒlɪməˌraɪz) or

depolymerise

vb
(Chemistry) to break (a polymer) into constituent monomers or (of a polymer) to decompose in this way
deˌpolymeriˈzation, deˌpolymeriˈsation n
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de•po•lym•er•ize

(ˌdi pəˈlɪm əˌraɪz, diˈpɒl ə mə-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to break down (a polymer) into monomers.
[1890–95]
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depolymerize


Past participle: depolymerized
Gerund: depolymerizing

Imperative
depolymerize
depolymerize
Present
I depolymerize
you depolymerize
he/she/it depolymerizes
we depolymerize
you depolymerize
they depolymerize
Preterite
I depolymerized
you depolymerized
he/she/it depolymerized
we depolymerized
you depolymerized
they depolymerized
Present Continuous
I am depolymerizing
you are depolymerizing
he/she/it is depolymerizing
we are depolymerizing
you are depolymerizing
they are depolymerizing
Present Perfect
I have depolymerized
you have depolymerized
he/she/it has depolymerized
we have depolymerized
you have depolymerized
they have depolymerized
Past Continuous
I was depolymerizing
you were depolymerizing
he/she/it was depolymerizing
we were depolymerizing
you were depolymerizing
they were depolymerizing
Past Perfect
I had depolymerized
you had depolymerized
he/she/it had depolymerized
we had depolymerized
you had depolymerized
they had depolymerized
Future
I will depolymerize
you will depolymerize
he/she/it will depolymerize
we will depolymerize
you will depolymerize
they will depolymerize
Future Perfect
I will have depolymerized
you will have depolymerized
he/she/it will have depolymerized
we will have depolymerized
you will have depolymerized
they will have depolymerized
Future Continuous
I will be depolymerizing
you will be depolymerizing
he/she/it will be depolymerizing
we will be depolymerizing
you will be depolymerizing
they will be depolymerizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depolymerizing
you have been depolymerizing
he/she/it has been depolymerizing
we have been depolymerizing
you have been depolymerizing
they have been depolymerizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depolymerizing
you will have been depolymerizing
he/she/it will have been depolymerizing
we will have been depolymerizing
you will have been depolymerizing
they will have been depolymerizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depolymerizing
you had been depolymerizing
he/she/it had been depolymerizing
we had been depolymerizing
you had been depolymerizing
they had been depolymerizing
Conditional
I would depolymerize
you would depolymerize
he/she/it would depolymerize
we would depolymerize
you would depolymerize
they would depolymerize
Past Conditional
I would have depolymerized
you would have depolymerized
he/she/it would have depolymerized
we would have depolymerized
you would have depolymerized
they would have depolymerized
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To study whether the abnormal microtubule structures induce chromosomal aberrations, we used the oryzalin to depolymerize microtubules.
Thus, some alternative methods (depolymerization) to obtain low molecular weight derivatives (called oligosaccharides or oligomers) have been described, such as enzymatic hydrolysis that cleave the SPs core through rapid decrease in the molecular masses (Athukorala, Jung, Vasanthan, & Jeon, 2006; Yao et al., 2014), [H.sub.2][O.sub.2] degradation that cleave on the glicosidic linkages of the SPs (Zhang et al., 2008), and mild-acid hydrolysis that specifically desulfate and depolymerize the SPs at determined sites (Melo & Mourao, 2008; Pomin, Valente, Pereira, & Mourao, 2005; Queiroz et al., 2015).
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Additionally, the same amounts of different truncated versions of rhuGSN with varying ability to depolymerize F-actin were also injected [13], and we observed that blood glucose levels decreased significantly with administration of 28-161, almost as good as full-length rhuGSN ([gT.sub.12]0/[gT.sub.0] ~ 1.54).