Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process by which proteins or complementary strands of nucleic acids re-form their native conformations.

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  • n. The reconstruction of the original form of a protein or nucleic acid following denaturation

Etymologies

From renature, to undergo renaturation : re- + (de)nature.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In the classical experiments the renaturation had been performed in a buffer containing lots of zinc.

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  • The reason we knew this was that the renaturation of heat denatured BAP had been demonstrated in classic experiments that had shown that a protein's shape was dictated by it's sequence.

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  • In the presence of this enzyme the rate of renaturation approaches that sufficient to account for folding of newly completed polypeptide chains during protein biosynthesis.

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  • Studies on the rate and extent of renaturation in vitro led to the discovery of a microsomal enzyme which catalyzes sulfhydryl-disulfide interchange and thereby accelerates, in vitro, the refolding of denatured proteins containing disulfide bonds.

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  • Funkenstein B, Rebhan Y (2007) Expression, purification, renaturation and activation of fish myostatin expressed in

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  • Have you ever heard about the German phrase, best translated to "controlled renaturation"

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  • At the time Mark came to the lab, it was known that eggs and embryos of frogs and other animals contained a large population of mRNAs whose general properties had been measured by renaturation kinetics, as summarized elegantly in Eric Davidson's book

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  • I was especially impressed to see the Cheonggyecheon again flowing through the middle of the city thanks to the exemplary renaturation project to restore the stream.

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  • It is part of a comprehensive concept for the retention and saving of the winter rain, for renaturation of the landscape, for reforestation with mixed cultures, and for food cultivation.

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  • A denaturation/renaturation (similar to the one carried out by Anfinsen with ribonuclease) experiment was carried out using insulin.

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