hydroxylation


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hy·drox·yl·ate

 (hī-drŏk′sə-lāt′)
tr.v. hy·drox·yl·at·ed, hy·drox·yl·at·ing, hy·drox·yl·ates
To introduce hydroxyl into (a compound).

hy·drox′y·la′tion n.
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hydroxylation

(haɪˈdrɒksɪˌleɪʃən)
n
(Chemistry) the introduction of hydroxyl into a chemical compound
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MEHQ is commercially manufactured by the hydroxylation of anisole or by free radical reaction between p-benzoquinone and methanol.
While the endpoint for the experiment was fold-induction in the 24-hydroxylation of 25O[HD.sub.3], a similar fold-increase in 24-hydroxylation of 1[alpha],25[(OH).sub.2][D.sub.3] would be expected given that CYP24A1 is the only enzyme capable of catalyzing hydroxylation at the 24 position for either substrate and the 1[alpha],25[(OH).sub.2][D.sub.3]-mediated induction of enzymatic activity would be proportional to increases in CYP24A1 protein expression for either substrate.
In hypoxia, PHD-mediated hydroxylation is inhibited, and HIF-[alpha] escapes degradation and dimerizes with HIF-[beta] to drive the transcription of target genes that control a variety of adaptive responses to hypoxia (10,11).
Due to the large number of enzymes and their substrate specificity, P450s are able to catalyze different reactions like epoxidation, hydroxylation, N-dealkylation, O-dealkylation or desulfurization; for that reason they play an important role in the metabolism of many insecticide classes, including carbamates, organophosphates, pyrethroids and DDT (Simon, 2014).
Under hypoxic conditions, prolyl hydroxylation is suppressed and the HIF [alpha]-subunit escapes proteasomal destruction, allowing translocation to the nucleus and dimerisation with HIF-1[beta] [17].
Primaquine, an 8-aminoquinoline, is a prodrug requiring hydroxylation by the CYP2D6 enzyme within hepatocytes to transform into the active form [5].
Consequently, abnormal activity of vitamin D hydroxylation enzymes and inadequacy of VDR for a correct signal transduction may have relevance to T1D and its complications.
The phosphorylation levels of AKT at Ser473 were expressed as the ratio of P-AKT to T-AKT; the hydroxylation levels of HIF-1[alpha] at Pro564 were expressed as the ratio of H-HIF-1[alpha] to T-HIF-1[alpha]; the protein expression of glycolytic enzyme gene was normalized to the amount of protein [beta]-actin.
It is basically a hormone obtained after hydroxylation at carbon number 25 by enzyme 25-hydroxylase in the liver to form 25-hydroxyvitamin D, followed by another hydroxylation at carbon number 1 by the enzyme 1a hydroxylase to form, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, active form vitamin D.
In particular, 3-prolyl hydroxylation of fibrillar cartilage is controlled by a complex of the proteins encoded by the CRTAP and P3H1 genes.