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- adj. Having no polarity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no radiating processes; -- applied particularly to certain nerve cells.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no pole: in anatomy, applied to those nerve-cells which are not known to have, or are supposed not to have, any radiating process.
- In geometry, having no determinate polar.
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Endnote 1. the hydropathic signature is technical-ese for a particular pattern of polar and apolar amino acid residues in a structure or sequence.
The enzyme showed the tendency to preserve the hydrophobic character of the SUB, turning the side chains of the apolar residues
This immunoblot also shows the more rapid migration exhibited by latherin in SDS-PAGE than expected for its size, possibly due to its very high content of apolar amino acids and consequent more rapid migration caused by a high degree of binding by SDS detergent.
P-450OBT 14DM has probably a spe - cific apolar binding site for the side chain.
The SASA-based apolar coefficient In both methods, all charges other than the ligands atoms and the atoms in the specific residue in the NAC region were turned off.
The cis double bond inhibits close packing of the acyl chains, whereas the straighter trans chains induce a tighter lipid packing in the interfacial polar-apolar area
The progression of E1 to the end of the tunnel was favoured by the loop motions, the rotation of the apolar residues Phe192, Met193 and Phe226 into the SUB (
Polar compounds, such as NaEry, tend to locate in the continuous aqueous phase, while very apolar ones, such as beta-carotene and lycopene, preferentially locate inside the oil droplets, "report the researchers.