depolymerization


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depolymerization

[‚dē·pə‚lim·ə·rə′zā·shən]
(organic chemistry)
Decomposition of macromolecular compounds into relatively simple compounds.
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Tharanathan, "A comparative study on depolymerization of chitosan by proteolytic enzymes," Carbohydrate Polymers, vol.
Karakurt, "Cell wall-degrading enzymes and pectin solubility and depolymerization in immature and ripe watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) fruit in response to exogenous ethylene," Physiologia Plantarum, vol.
Frary et al., "Inhibiting actin depolymerization enhances osteoblast differentiation and bone formation in human stromal stem cells," Stem Cell Research, vol.
Based on the results from the FSCR, we selected reaction temperature, duration and water/PEN mass ratios as variables for the study of PEN depolymerization reaction in an autoclave reactor without displacing the air in the reactor.
Clostridium difficile toxin (CDT), which induces the depolymerization of the actin cytoskeleton via ADP-ribosylation [7], causes the formation of cytoneme-like protrusions at the surface of intestinal epithelial cells which wrap and embed bacteria Clostridia [23, 24].
In the dissolution of kraft lignin in cholinium ILs, significant changes in the structure and thermal properties of kraft lignin occurred via depolymerization, dehydration, and demethoxylation followed by recondensation.
butleri presented predominantly dextrinizing activity, owing to higher potential for depolymerization of the starch, as evidenced by the iodometric method.
(2011) concluded that PME enzymes and [beta]-galactosidase (P-Gal) are responsible for pectin depolymerization and consequent reduction of firmness of 'Golden' papaya during ripening.
The enzymes that catalyze pectic substances (fiber-shaped colloids) by degradation reactions through depolymerization (hydrolases and lyases) and de esterification (esterases) reactions are known as pectinolytic enzymes or pectinases.
Oryzalin induces chromosome doubling through depolymerization of microtubules and results in diploidization.
Our search revealed a protein that localizes to future pit areas and is required for cortical microtubule depolymerization, which we designated microtubule depletion domain 1 (MIDD1).