amphiphilic

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amphiphilic

[‚am·fə′fil·ək]
(biochemistry)
Describing a molecule having a polar region that is separated from the nonpolar region.
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Peptides'oncolytic effect depends on their cationic and amphipathic structure [8].
The Siva-1 putative amphipathic helical region (SAH) is sufficient to bind to BCL-XL and sensitize cells to UV radiation induced apoptosis.
Key similarities in the core structures include the overall size, the presence of a central [beta]-sheet, and two [alpha]-helical bundles that in ILY refold into amphipathic [beta]-hairpins.
Researchers from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School suggested that the amphipathic tail-anchoring peptide, or ATAP, might provide more successful outcomes in cancer treatment than the BH3 peptide-based therapy currently used.
Liposomes are microscopic vesicles composed of a bilayer of phospholipids or any similar amphipathic lipids that contain a polar head group covalently attached to one or two hydrophobic hydrocarbon tails.
This amphipathic structure provides the properties of water and oil repellency and stain resistance (Conder et al.
Representing a second target of interest to Eiger within NS4B, 4BAH2 has been genetically-validated and consists of a conserved amphipathic helix (AH) essential for viral genome replication.
It has two amphipathic, transmembrane regions, TM1 and TM2 (spanning amino acids 19-32 and 36-58) which are embedded in the ER-membrane.
The apoproteins can be classified into two main groups: hydrophobic and amphipathic (having hydrophobic and hydrophilic aspects).
Neptune Krill Oil (NKO), manufacutred by Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, Laval, Quebec, Canada, supplies essential omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that are attached to phospholipids, which function as superior delivery systems due to their amphipathic nature, according to Neptune's Wael Massrieh, PhD, director of research and development.
Apolipoprotein B (apoB), a large amphipathic glycoprotein, plays a central role in human lipoprotein metabolism (2).