from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a molecule having a polar, water-soluble group attached to a nonpolar, water-insoluble hydrocarbon chain.
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- adj. Being a detergent: having both hydrophilic and hydrophobic (or lipophilic) groups.
- adj. Having one surface consisting of hydrophilic amino acids and the opposite surface consisting of hydrophobic (or lipophilic) ones.
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The membranes are said to be amphiphilic, meaning they are made of molecules with two ends - one end attracts water while the other end attracts oils and grease.
Both molecules are facially amphiphilic, meaning they possess several polar, or charged chemical groups on one side of the molecule, and hydrophobic groups on the other side.
In September, the UK company Revolymer unwrapped Clean Gum, which uses what's called an amphiphilic polymer — a molecule that both attracts and repels water.
Lipids:... are an amphiphilic class of hydrocarbon-containing organic compounds.
Developed at Bristol University in England, the Rev7 gum is amphiphilic, which means it both repels water (hydrophobic) and dissolves in water (hydrophilic) at the same time.
A Wellcome Trust funded position is available immediately for a period of 6 months to carry out research into the study of brain delivery with amphiphilic polymer nanomedicine constructs
These new agents, derivatives of cationic amphiphilic 1,4-dihydropyridine (1,4-DHP), avoid the problems of the recipient's immune system reacting against a viral carrier.
Saponins are amphiphilic compounds that can interact with biomembranes, lyse cells or can form complexes with cholesterol.
Interestingly, Indo is highly amphiphilic and associates strongly with lipid membranes, which influence localization, structure and function of membrane-associating proteins and actively regulate cell signaling events.
- YGNGV - and a more variable hydrophobic and / or amphiphilic C-terminal part.
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