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methylate

[′meth·ə‚lāt]
(organic chemistry)
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Many autistic children have high levels of homocysteine, (1,5) and methylating dopa increases homocysteine.
Dnmt 1, found to be the most abundant methyltransferase in mammalian cells, principally has maintenance methylating activity.
He says that sending mercury-containing wastes to land fills may essentially be spoon-feeding copious amounts of the toxicant to methylating bacteria, which then cough the injurious forms into air.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering that [MMA.sup.III] is the most toxic arsenical, our data suggest that N6AMT1 has a significant role in determining susceptibility to arsenic toxicity and carcinogenicity because of its specific activity in methylating [MMA.sup.III] to DMA and other unknown mechanisms.