amino terminal

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amino terminal

[ə¦mē·nō ¦tərm·ən·əl]
(biochemistry)
The end part of a polypeptide chain which contains a free alpha-amino group.
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Manufacturers of testing that involves ion exchange and capillary zone electrophoresis claim that only these techniques actually measure glycation at the N-terminus of the beta chain; other methods, they assert, also include other glycated hemoglobins in the reported results, and in the presence of hemoglobin variants immunoassays and affinity methods may produce misleading results.
The genomic structure of V-105 was, from the N-terminus toward the C-terminus, the N 5'-untranslated region (UTR) at nt 1-10, ORF 1 at nt 11-4900, ORI 3 at nt 4917-5225, ORF2 at nt 4928-6862, the 3'-UTR at nt 6863-6927, and the poly (A) tail starting at nt 6928.
This is significant, because the N-terminus is very important in clump formation and amylin toxicity," said Ramamoorthy.
Virstatin inhibits the dimerization of the N-terminus of ToxT, and thus prevents ToxT-dependent transcription activation of the ctxAB, tcpA, acfD and tagA promoters (9, 26) It is tempting to speculate that virstatin is a synthetic mimic of the effect of bile components on ToxT.
A thiol-containing cysteine residue at the N-terminus provides the point for anchoring to the gold surfaces.
All these complex receptors have an extracellular N-terminus and an intracellular C-terminus with the seven transmembrane-spanning domains making up the opioid binding pocket with distinct agonist and antagonist conformations.
Scientists at the N-terminus Research Laboratory integrated ALF with polyacrylate and assessed the antimicrobial efficacy of the material against microorganisms associated with odor formation.
A sodium iodide symporter is genetically fused to either the N-terminus or C-terminus of the product of a transgene through a linker peptide which bears the recognition sequence of a host cell protease.
In this construct the N-terminus was modified to produce one that is similar in its properties to bovine hemoglobin.
Researchers used the N-terminus to isolate the gene coding for this enzyme, making it possible to isolate the gene itself.
Differential expression of a protein with an approximate molecular weight of 36 kDa was detected and sequenced at its N-terminus end.