Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The treatment of organic substances with acetic anhydrid in order to determine the presence and amount of alcoholic hydroxyl. Same as acetylization.

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  • noun chemistry The reaction of a substance with acetic acid or one of its derivatives; the introduction of one or more acetyl groups into a substance

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  • noun the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound

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Examples

  • Histones are modified in various ways, including through a process called acetylation, which in turn modifies chromatin shape and structure.

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  • "Many mitochondrial proteins undergo a small chemical modification known as acetylation, which varies during feeding and fasting conditions," said Eric Verdin, MD, senior investigator and senior author of the study.

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  • The second change, which is called acetylation, converts the CoA form of B5 back into acteyl CoA.

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  • Studies of mutant huntingtin by MGH-MIND researchers and their collaborators suggested a possible connection with a process of protein modification called acetylation, in which enzymes add a molecule called an acetyl group to the amino acid lysine.

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  • Histones are modified in various ways, including through a process called acetylation, which in turn modifies chromatin shape and structure.

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  • Histones are modified in various ways, including through a process called acetylation, which in turn modifies chromatin shape and structure.

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  • Studies of mutant huntingtin by MGH-MIND researchers and their collaborators suggested a possible connection with a process of protein modification called acetylation, in which enzymes add a molecule called an acetyl group to the amino acid lysine.

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  • Histones are modified in various ways, including through a process called acetylation, which in turn modifies chromatin shape and structure.

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  • Many of these, such as acetylation, are fairly run of the mill.

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  • Other post-translational modifications of HIF-1α, such as acetylation, phosphorylation and nitrosylation, were also reported, despite contradictory results with regard to their effect on HIF-1α protein stability and transcriptional activity

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