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  • n. The process of adding an acyl group to a compound.

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  • n. the process of introducing an acyl group into a compound


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  • Interference with acylation using small molecules is a strategy to modulate cellular localization-and thereby unregulated signaling-caused by palmitoylated Ras proteins.

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  • We identify APT1 as one of the thioesterases in the acylation cycle and show that this protein is a cellular target of the inhibitor.

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  • The inhibitor, palmostatin B, perturbs the cellular acylation cycle at the level of depalmitoylation and thereby causes a loss of the precise steady-state localization of palmitoylated Ras.

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  • Last night I was even at the stage of sitting in the exam hall waiting to be told to open the test paper, when I realised that I could recall not one of the countless details of reagents, methods and strategies involved in the Grignard reaction in particular (yes, alkylmagnesium, I know that much) or the aldol reaction, Claesen rerrangement, Friedel-Crafts acylation and all the rest.


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