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.

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

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]

depolymerize


Past participle: depolymerized
Gerund: depolymerizing

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Conditional
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References in periodicals archive ?
Arzhanik et al., "Centromere protein F includes two sites that couple efficiently to depolymerizing microtubules," Journal of Cell Biology, vol.
During this process, plants are capable of producing polysaccharide hydrolyase enzyme and depolymerizing cellulose "in situ" (Rishi et al., 2001).
Tippet et al developed a styrene monomer reclamation process based on separations, dissolution, depolymerizing and repolymerizing.
Recycling waste polymers is increasingly viewed as a source of valuable products [2], Depolymerizing PBT into monomers in hot compressed water (HCW) is an effective, economical, and environmentally friendly method for recycling waste polymers [3].
When metaphase-arrested oocytes of Chaetopterus were exposed to colchicine, the spindle birefringence gradually disappeared as the fibrils depolymerized (the kinetochore fibers were the longest to persist), but the depolymerizing filaments actually led the chromosomes and inner spindle pole to the cell surface, where the outer meiotic spindle pole was attached.
Mature biofilm can be disrupted by multiple mechanisms, namely depolymerizing enzymes, dispersin, DNase, proteinase, or bacteriophages.
A similar plot profile obtained by xCELLigence analysis was discovered when the cells were cultured in the presence of the microtubule depolymerizing agent nocodazole.
Taken together, our findings suggest that thapsigargin treatment may impair the balance of cytoskeletal dynamics, depolymerizing actin fibers, and inhibiting actin reorganizations.
Interestingly, proteins lacking G1 domain and F-actin depolymerizing potential, that is, G2-G6 and G4-G6, showed complete inability to decrease blood glucose levels ([gT.sub.120]/[gT.sub.0] ratios with G2-G6 and G4-G6 were 2.39 and 2.56, resp.).
In contrast, genistein did not affect microtubules at all [16-18] or show weak microtubule depolymerizing effects at high micromolar concentration [19].
NAC presumably works by breaking disulfide bonds in the biofilm, thereby having a depolymerizing effect.