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denaturant

[dē′nā·chə·rənt]
(chemistry)
An inert, bad-tasting, or poisonous chemical substance added to a product such as ethyl alcohol to make it unfit for human consumption.
(nucleonics)
A nonfissionable isotope that can be added to fissionable material to make it unsuitable for use in atomic weapons without extensive processing.
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To achieve the same separation reported for large size gel, two mini-gels with different ranges of denaturant concentrations were used.
1981-2008: Data in thousand barrels for petroleum denaturant in fuel ethanol produced are estimated as 2% of fuel ethanol production; these data are converted to Btu by multiplying by 4.
Paint denaturants are typically used in automotive and industrial water- washed paint spray booths to denature and coagulate paint overspray making removal and waste treatment easier.
Constant denaturant gel electrophoresis as a rapid screening technique for p53 mutations.
See Alternative-Fuel Vehicle, Denaturant, E85, Ethanol, Fuel Ethanol Minus Denaturant, and Oxygenates.
BESS is considerably less labor-intensive than genomic sequencing and several other screening methods, such as constant denaturant gel electrophoresis, denaturing gradient-gel electrophoresis, and in vitro transcription/ translation assays (3-5).
A narrow- or broad-range denaturant gradient parallel to the direction of electrophoresis was required (15).
During the assay, sample is first mixed with denaturant and extractant reagents.
For the technique to be successful, different conditions must be found and optimized because the slopes of the denaturant gradient and running times vary for every DNA region to be analyzed; in addition, the long running time needed to resolve hetero- and homoduplexes often produces smears, affecting detectability.
The use of several denaturants for SSCP has been reported in the literature; each report suggests better results with one class of denaturant compared with another.
Omission of the urea denaturant resulted in a 4% increase of our target tHcy value for the control sample, but the chromatographic profile without urea was less noisy and the assay variation (within-run CV) was correspondingly decreased from 4.