Definition of acylate in English:

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acylate

Pronunciation: /ˈeɪsʌɪleɪt/
Pronunciation: /ˈasɪleɪt/

verb

[with object] Chemistry
Introduce an acyl group into (a molecule or compound): (as adjective acylated) an acylated glycine derivative
More example sentences
  • The series of reactions begin in the cytosol where fatty acids are acylated by combining with coenzyme A, a derivative of the vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid.
  • A recent investigation showed that acylated proteins found in lipid rafts were displaced due to the incorporation of eicosapentaenoic acid in Jurkat T cells.
  • After evaporating excess reagent, the residue was acylated for 10 min at 150°C using 120 mm heptafluorobutyric anhydride.

Derivatives

acylation

Pronunciation: /eɪsʌɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ Pronunciation: /asʌɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • Chain perdeuterated dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine was synthesized from perdeuterated myristic acid by acylation of glycerophosphocholine, as described previously.
  • These reactions occur via acylation or alkylation and are often rapid, forming stable primary amide or secondary amine bonds.
  • Besides prolonging receptor-peptide interactions, acylation is found not to abolish peptide conformational flexibility and it only moderately affects the bilayer elastic properties.

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