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acetyl group

Definition of the noun acetyl group

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  1. the organic group of acetic acid (CH3CO-)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

▷virulence genes of Agrobacterium Acetyl Coenzyme A: ▷acetyl-CoA Acetyl Group: Derived from acetic acid CH3COOH; the R stands for different chemical groups (see Fig. A11). ▷acyl group ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Definition HATs; family of proteins that acetylate conserved lysine amino acids on histone proteins by transferring an acetyl group from acetyl CoA to lysine to form s-N— acetyl lysine. Lysine acetylation neutralizes the posi— tive charge ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

The acetylation of *coenzyme A to acetyl coenzyme A is an important stage in the *Krebs cycle: the acetyl group is derived from pyruvate after the removal of a molecule of carbon dioxide and two hydrogen atoms. Acetylation of histone proteins ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print) (2004)

by Paul M. Coates, M. Coates Paul, Marc Blackman, Marc R. Blackman, Gordon M. Cragg, Mark Levine, Jeffrey D. White, Joel Moss, Mark A. Levine

Acetyl transacylase transfers the acetyl group from acetyl CoA to the pantetheine sulfhydryl of ACP, releasing free ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

A compound formed in the mitochondria when an acetyl group (CH3CO-), derived from the breakdown of fats, proteins, or carbohydrates (via ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vitamin E (2007)

by Victor R. Preedy, Ronald Ross Watson

The acetyl group was not cleaved during the reaction, but was removed afterwards in a separate step by treatment with HCl in methanol to give 5a-nitro-- tocopherol (51). Even though it is a strongly electronegative substituent, the nitro group in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition (2012)

by Lindsay H Allen, Andrew Prentice

Ac, acetyl group; ACC, acetyl-CoA carboxylase; ERR, estrogen-related receptor; FAO, fatty acid oxidation; FAT/CD36, fatty acid translocase; GS, glycogen synthase; HSL, hormone-sensitive lipase; mTOR, mammalian target of rapamycin ; ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

In the Krebs cycle, which requires free oxygen, pyruvate is converted into the 2- carbon acetyl group, which becomes attached to a coenzyme forming acetyl coenzyme A. This then enters a cyclic series of reactions during which carbon dioxide ...

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