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  • v. Present participle of decap.
  • n. The removal of a cap, especially the enzymatic removal of a cap from mRNA


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  • I thought the rifle was haywire, until I started to reload those cases and discovered that the decapping pin went all the way through the primer without knocking it out, had to throw all of those cases away.

    Stupid Moves

  • This author is against decapping the frames to extract the honey, using hot knives, as he says that will affect the honey's taste.

    Bee-wise or Greed-driven

  • A few minutes pass before she returns with our beers, decapping Zach's Hitachino and pouring my Hardy's into a snifter.

    Beer By the Year

  • "Young buck like you might not notice, " he said, decapping a beer, -but I find piper inflation to be on the rise.

    Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  • Carole-anne pouted and set about decapping the Carlsberg in such a way the beer foamed over and ran down the tank top that didn't need anything more to let him know how little lay between thin cotton and skin.

    the deer leap

  • The repression was dependent on the RNA helicase Rck, and roquin interacted with Rck and the enhancer of decapping Edc4, which act together in mRNA decapping.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the new Thermo Scientific 8-Channel Decapper for handheld capping and decapping of multiple tubes in a 96-well microplate footprint.

    ThomasNet News - Today's New Product News

  • Using an innovative rack system, which simplifies decapping and tube loading, the Sciclone G3 can easily manage and process 96 blood tubes.

    Medindia Health News

  • All it is is a small ring that replaces the expander on the decapping rod.


  • We have recently found that hantavirus nucleocapsid protein (N) prevents the degradation of mRNA 5 'caps by cellular decapping machinery.

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