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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 Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

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- Nacetyl lysine. Lysine acetylation neutralizes the positive charge normally present, thus ...

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 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 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 ...

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