Definition of thermolabile in English:

thermolabile

Line breaks: thermo|labile
Pronunciation: /ˌθəːmə(ʊ)ˈleɪbʌɪl
 
, -bɪl/

adjective

chiefly Biochemistry
  • (Of a substance) readily destroyed or deactivated by heat.
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    • Heat inactivation studies showed the presence of thermolabile enzyme activity in pseudotypes containing a temperature-sensitivity mutant of murine sarcoma virus (MSV) but not in two independent wild-type MSV pseudotypes.
    • The present invention relates to a method of diagnosing the risk of thermolabile phenotype diseases.
    • A mild form of this deficiency, associated with a thermolabile enzyme, has been proposed as a genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease and for neural tube defects.

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