rate-determining step

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rate-determining step

The chemical reaction in a series of sequential reactions that takes the longest to occur.
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Processing, rather than meltdown, became the new rate-limiting step for melting.
The transport of pyruvate into mitochondria is therefore essential for oxidative phosphorylation and may, under some circumstances, represent a rate-limiting step for oxidative phosphorylation.
So, the third obstacle, evidence-based interpretation, is not really the rate-limiting step today.
The rate-limiting step with the current set-up is moving elderly patients in and out of a single room as this limits the number of injections we can give to around 10 per session where, potentially, we could progress to 40 per session.
Preparation of the ultra thin samples required by TEM is the rate-limiting step in this analysis.
This result clearly supports our suggestion that degradation of peptide to AA may be the rate-limiting step in protein degradation in the rumen (Choi et al.
This creates a compressive strain on the surface platinum atoms, making the platinum more active in the rate-limiting step of oxygen reduction reaction for the fuel cell.
Once a product candidate is selected for clinical development, production of material for human clinical trials is the rate-limiting step.
CSIRO co-author, Dr Richard Matear said the rate-limiting step in the anthropogenic carbon uptake by the ocean is the physical transport from the surface into the ocean interior.
CT scanners were also a rate-limiting step in a patient work-up.
In fact, many solid-state devices (both SATA and PCIe interface) are fast enough that file lookup by the CPU in the file system can be the rate-limiting step.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals stated that the rate-limiting step is how quickly it can get the drug supply out through the channels.

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