denatured protein(redirected from Denaturation (biochemistry))
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a protein whose characteristics or properties have been altered in some way, as by heat, enzyme action, or chemicals, and in so doing has lost its biologic activity.
Etymology: L, de, from, natura, proteios, first rank
a protein that has undergone change that causes its original properties to be lost. A protein can be denatured by radiation, heat, strong acids, or alcohol.
de·na·tured pro·tein(dē-nāchŭrd prōtēn)
One with characteristics or properties that have been altered in some way, as by heat, enzyme action, or chemicals, and in so doing has lost its biologic activity.
A protein in which the amino acid composition and stereochemical structure (shape) have been altered by physical or chemical means. See: coagulated protein
See also: protein