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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.
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.
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 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.