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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of methylate.
  • adj. denatured by the addition of methyl alcohol
  • adj. subject to methylation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Impregnated with, or containing, methyl alcohol or wood spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having received a methyl group


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  • The term methylated means that a substance has at least one special chemical group - called a methyl group - attached to it.

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  • I just use cotton buds soaked in methylated spirits.

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  • After two years, Clarke had figured out exactly where to place the cyclodextrin ring inside the nanopore to identify the passing bases.33 As an added bonus, the setup could also distinguish bases that have been methylated, that is, tagged with a small chemical group widely thought to be a crucial mechanism in regulating gene activity a field known as epigenomics.

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  • We shall be probably not far wrong in describing his material as a kind of methylated spirits; or pure psychic alcohol, strongly tinctured with the barks of trees, and rendered below proof by a quantity of sea-water.

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  • We identified here the mechanism of gene silencing, and found in 'methylated' WT cells Pol II stalling and in hypomethylated cells all the hallmarks of transcriptional elongation, including histone modifications and Ser2 Pol II transition and effective splicing.

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  • But when substances or chemicals in the body attach themselves to the gene, or become methylated, the gene malfunctions.

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  • Also, 'methylated spirits' or 'metho' (as it's sold in Australia) is alcohol based, but it often contains poisonous components, so you should be careful with it.

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  • Genes that are methylated do not get transcribed into mRNA—access to that part of the gene sequence is blocked, so they are effectively silenced.37 But it is also possible to change those markings.

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  • Oh and by the way, individual nucleotides can contain information as well, such as the tautomeric form they are in or whether or not they are methylated.

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  • She allegedly poured methylated spirit on her husband's genital area before setting fire.

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