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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.
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Conclude by telling students that enzymes may be similarly denatured by extremes in pH as well as heavy metal ions.
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8 C per min, samples containing vitamin E had a significantly lower percentage of denatured Mb, losing less than 5% of total Mb at 80 C.
Shepherd's Stewart is far less of a harridan than she was in NBC's film; she's denatured here to the point of tedium.
5 [micro]L) was mixed with 12 [micro]L of deionized formamide, denatured at 95[degrees]C for 5 min, and then chilled on ice before capillary electrophoresis (Applied Biosystems 310 Genetic Analyzer).
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