from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having two functions: bifunctional neurons.
- adj. Chemistry Having or involving two functional groups or binding sites: bifunctional reagents.
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- adj. having two functions
- adj. having two functional groups or binding sites
- adj. involving two functional groups or binding sites
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The region includes genes encoding a CoA-dependent methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (dntE), a putative NADH-dependent dehydrogenase (ORF13), and a bifunctional isomerase/hydrolase (dntG).
There is some interesting stuff that is going on in the research space where you have bifunctional materials.
Safety note: The following makes use of glutaraldehyde, a bifunctional cross-linking reagent that reacts with lysine residues on the exterior of the proteins.
Monosubstituted methanes can be further condensed to ethylene, propylene and derived hydrocarbons over zeolites or bifunctional acidic-basic catalysts, giving access to a whole range of hydrocarbons essential to our everyday life.
"The TandAb® technology of Affimed Therapeutics is a valuable platform validated by the production of high quality products at a time when substantial efforts in the pharmaceutical industry are directed towards the discovery and development of bifunctional antibodies", said Dr Zhukovsky.
D-bifunctional protein (DBP), a multifunctional enzyme involved in lipid metabolism.
Several crystal structures of both monofunctional and bifunctional BirAs
Currently, IND (Investigational New Drug) - Enabling Studies are underway for DV1179, a bifunctional TLR inhibitor.
The LKR/SDH gene has been reported to produce transcripts for the bifunctional enzyme and separate monofunctional transcripts.
The breakdown of lysine is controlled mainly by the catabolic bifunctional enzyme lysine ketoglutarate reductase - saccharopine dehydrogenase