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Definition of Denaturation

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alteration or removal of natural properties; process by which alcohol is rendered unfit to drink
Denaturation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Common Terms in Evolutionary Biology and Genetics
Reversible disruption of hydrogen bonds between nucleotides converting a double-stranded DNA molecule to single-stranded molecules. Heating or strong alkali treatment result in denaturation of DNA.
General Chemistry Glossary
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1. A loss of chemical function, usually due to some heat or chemically-induced structural change. For example, heating a protein causes it to lose its three dimensional form and it no longer functions correctly.
Denaturation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Denaturation may refer to:
  • Denaturation (biochemistry), a structural change in macromolecules caused by extreme conditions
  • Denaturation (fissile materials), transforming fissile materials so that they cannot be used in nuclear weapons
  • Denaturation (food), intentional adulteration of food or drink rendering it unfit for consumption while remaining suitable for other uses

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Denaturation Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
President's DNA Initiative Glossary
Separation of the two strands of a DNA double helix.
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Denaturation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Reversible or irreversible loss of function in proteins and nucleic acids resulting from loss of higher order secondary, tertiary or quaternary structure) produced by nonphysiological conditions of pH, temperature, salt or organic solvents