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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Denaturation
Definition
  1. The separation of the two strands of a double-stranded nucleic acid caused by treatments that overcome hydrogen bonding, e.g., heat.
  2. A usually irreversible change in the conformation of a protein caused by treatments that overcome hydrogen bonding, hydrophobic interactions, or other chemical forces that maintain the structure of proteins, e.g., heat.

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last database update
12/16/2014
MGI 5.20
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