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chaotropic

[‚kā·ə′träp·ik]
(bichemistry)
Having the ability to destabilize hydrogen bonding and hydrophobic interactions.
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Conclusions: The present findings revealed that peroxidase extracted from Citrus reticulata var Kinnow is very much stable at higher temperatures as well as against chaotropic agent urea.
Given that during the refolding process by dialysis, as well as dilution of the chaotropic agent the protein was also diluted, precipitation with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) was carried out before quantification.
A chaotropic agent guanidine thiocyanate (0, 10, or 20 mL/L) was tested, and 10 mL/L guanidine thiocyanate in methanol in mobile phase A improved the resolution of the dabsyl D- and L-serine peaks on the Sumichiral column.
12,13) Traditional methods for measuring antibody affinity or avidity are cumbersome; however, inclusion of a chaotropic agent to dissociate low-avidity antibodies in an EIA can provide avidity information in a simple assay.
2 g of the tissue pellet was digested by mechanical disruption and the DNA was purified by adsorption to glass milk in the presence of a chaotropic agent, according to the manufacturer's instructions (Fast Prep, Bio 101, Vista, CA).