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denature

[dē′nā·chər]
(chemistry)
To change a protein by heating it or treating it with alkali or acid so that the original properties such as solubility are changed as a result of the protein's molecular structure being changed in some way.
To add a denaturant, such as methyl alcohol, to grain alcohol to make the grain alcohol poisonous and unfit for human consumption.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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However the method described by Gottlieb and Chavko for denatured DNA is fivefold more sensitive than ethidium bromide staining, with a detection limit of 2.5 ng for total DNA14.
A small disclaimer, though: I have encountered people who say that these denatured alcohol products do help them.
RAY: First of all, while denatured alcohol is a solvent, we have no idea whether it does anything to remove engine sludge.
Marked increase in the ANS fluorescence intensity, as observed up to 0.4MHFIP, reflected the formation of a compact denatured state with a large number of surface-exposed hydrophobic clusters [5], which were otherwise absent in the acid-denatured state.
Quantitation of buried thiol substituents that come from broken and unpaired disulfide bridges or the total cysteine content within denatured and denatured-reduced Rituximab products, respectively, was suggested from structural analysis by CD spectra.
The protein can be denatured and renatured many, many times.
We did not have an obesity problem before McDonald's, KFC et al fast foods, denatured foods, so-called "low fat and low calorie" rubbish plus micro-waved meals.
The appliance standards are ANSI Z21.1 for natural gas and propane cooking appliances, Z21.11.2 for natural gas and propane space heaters, UL 647 for kerosene heaters, and UL 1370 for denatured alcohol appliances.
Denatured alcohol is undrinkable and is used most often as an antiseptic or fuel for spirit burners or camping stoves.
The antibodies in this kit have been raised to detect these denatured proteins.
There was no mention of morning meals consisting of natural sugars, instead of chocolate flavoured processed and denatured offerings, served in pasteurised milk where valuable enzymes have been destroyed.
Streptococcus and Staphylococcus) and also contribution to the surface tension of the tears which impacts on the natural wettability of the ocular surface, scientists are looking for ways to maintain the natural proteins in the ocular environment removing only the unwanted 'changed' or 'denatured' proteins attached to the contact lens.