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methylate

[′meth·ə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
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1,3) To decrease serotonin production, the body methylates 5-hydroxytryptophan to bufotenine, a psychoactive chemical.
Scientists have identified enzymes that acetylate, deacetylate, phosphorylate, dephosphorylate, and methylate histones.