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methylate

[′meth·ə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
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provider of ion transport and ion separation equipment for a broad range of industrial applications, announced today the completion of its on-site NaSelect(TM) sodium methylate pilot plant.
Elias and colleagues are looking for other microbes able to methylate mercury and are developing a universal model to further explain where this process happens and ways to minimize risk to humans and animals.
The UROtsa cell line, originally isolated from a primary culture of normal human uroepithelium, does not methylate arsenic because of the absence of AS3MT expression (Drobna et al.
The liver is considered a major site of arsenic methylation, although other tissues also have the capacity to methylate arsenic (Vahter 2002).
That mutation causes the cell to methylate a regulatory region of the FMR1 gene.
The finding made sense, Lindberg recalls: In wetlands, researchers had previously identified certain bacteria that methylate natural, inorganic mercury derived from minerals.
The enzyme responsible for this metabolism may be catechol-O-methyltransferase, which is an intracellular enzyme widely distributed throughout the mammalian organs and which is able to methylate only 1 of the 2 neighbor catechol hydroxyls (19).
Researchers are now trying to figure out how microbes and ambient water chemistry can methylate mercury so prodigiously in one lake and ignore the metal in another.
2) The body methylates dopamine, dopa, 5-hydroxytryptophan, tyrosine, and other biochemicals as a temporary measure to prevent tissue damage.