acetylation

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acetylation

[ə‚sed·əl′ā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
The process of bonding an acetyl group onto an organic molecule.
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In order to perform more sophisticated ALMS experiments, including protein digestions, it is imperative to eliminate any excess anhydride so as not to inadvertently acetylate amino acids becoming accessible as a result of processes like enzymatic digestions.
A decade ago, histone acetyl transferases (HATs) were first reported to acetylate the tumour suppressor p53, leading to the notion that HATs and HDACs are not just for histones.
It has been previously documented that E2F1 is able to recruit other histone acetyltransferases such as GCN5 to acetylate localized H3K9 residues (Guo et al.