Definitions

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  • n. The univalent radical derived from myristic acid by loss of the hydroxy group

Etymologies

From myristic acid + -yl. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wyatt said his team had discovered a compound that disrupts an enzyme called N-myristoyl transferase, or NMT, which is essential for the survival and growth of the parasites injected into the victim by the tsetse fly's bite.

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  • Mutagenesis studies indicated a requirement for serine five residues from the amino terminus, reminiscent of myristoyl transferase, but not of ghrelin acylation.

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  • We obtained a sample of N-myristoyl transferase from Drs. K.E. Seaton and C.D. Smith, used it as the enzyme source in our standard assay, and confirmed the total lack of effect of zinc on N-myristoyl transferase octanoic acid transfer (

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