Definition of methylate in English:

methylate

Syllabification: meth·yl·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈmeTHəˌlāt
 
/

verb

[with object] (often as adjective methylated)
  • 1Mix or impregnate with methanol or methylated spirit.
  • 1.1 Chemistry Introduce a methyl group into (a molecule or compound).
    More example sentences
    • Some molecules are heavily methylated while others are not, consistent with our previous observations.
    • The ability of these compounds to methylate DNA, however, correlated with the biological activity.
    • When this hydroxyl group is then methylated to give there is a very significant, 3000-fold, decrease in inhibitor binding.

Derivatives

methylation

Pronunciation: /ˌmeTHəˈlāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • DNA methylation is a common molecular alteration in colorectal cancer cells.
  • Thus it not only had nucleosomes and histone acetylation and methylation, but was also sexual with meiosis and a bouquet stage.
  • After methylation, DNA was extracted with phenol-chloroform followed by ethanol precipitation.

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