denaturant

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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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U]) depends linearly on the denaturant concentration as:
Where is [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] the free energy of unfolding in the absence of denaturant and [m.
Denaturant m values and heat capacity changes: relation to changes in accessible surface areas of protein un-folding.
The standardized cry4A product migrated to a position during DGGE equivalent to a denaturant concentration of 53.
To achieve the same separation reported for large size gel, two mini-gels with different ranges of denaturant concentrations were used.
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 second criterion was to include genes containing melting domains representative of all possible denaturant gradients, such as low-, intermediate low-, intermediate high-, and high melters.
Variable tested Effect on SSCP pattern - MgCl2 concentration DNA concentration - Primer concentration + Type of denaturant - Snap chilling -