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  • n. Plural form of hydantoin.


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  • (Microbacterium hydantoin permease 1) - the transporter protein responsible for transporting molecules called hydantoins into cells, where they are converted into amino acids, the building blocks of proteins.

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  • The project revealed that Mhp1 helps the uptake of amino acid-like molecules called hydantoins across the otherwise impermeable cell membrane.


  • Chlorinate the hydantoins and they become a magical ingredient — bleach.

    What's Inside: 2000 Flushes — a Nonstop Potty

  • No, not by aiming at the stains, but by using hydantoins — organic compounds sometimes employed as anticonvulsants and that can be made from a mixture of amino acids and urea.

    What's Inside: 2000 Flushes — a Nonstop Potty

  • What's Inside: 2000 Flushes WIRED MAGAZINE: 16.09  :  Discoveries   What's Inside: 2000 Flushes — a Nonstop Potty By Patrick Di Justo 08.18.08 Photo: Tim Morris Start Previous: Jargon Watch: Jargon Watch: Voggy, Admixed Embryo, Memristors Next: Mr. Know-It-All: Investing in Hog Manure, Splitting Data Discs, Twittering About Sex Chlorinated hydantoins Ironically, you can clean a toilet with urine.

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