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degradation

 [deg″rah-da´shun]
conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms. See also lysis.

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn),
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

degradation

/deg·ra·da·tion/ (deg″rah-da´shun) conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms.

degradation

(dĕg′rə-dā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of degrading.
2. The state of being degraded; degeneration.
3. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
4. Chemistry Decomposition of a compound, especially complex substances such as polymers and proteins, by stages, exhibiting well-defined intermediate products.

deg′ra·da′tive adj.

degradation

[di′grədā′shən]
Etymology: L, de + gradu, step
the conversion of a chemical compound to a less complex compound, usually by splitting off one or more groups or subgroups of atoms, as in deamination. degrade, adj.

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn)
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

deg·ra·da·tion

(deg'ră-dā'shŭn)
The change of a chemical compound into a less complex compound.
[L. degradatus, degrade]

degradation (deg´rədā´shən),

n the reduction of a chemical compound to a less complex compound.

degradation

conversion of a chemical compound to one less complex, as by splitting off one or more groups of atoms.
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Assuming that degradative chain transfer is a relatively minor pathway, monomer consumption can be described by considering only additions of P[dot] according to Eq.
In contrast, another study found an increase in the release of degradative enzymes into the hemolymph of Mytilus edulis (Linnaeus, 1758) exposed to copper (Pickwell & Steinert 1984).
Wax-resins, generally called hot-seal adhesives, were introduced in the 19th century in order to replace natural glue/paste adhesives which can suffer from degradative processes becoming hard and brittle.
6] is widely recognized for its importance in the inactivation of homocysteine by serving as coenzyme in the form of PLP for two degradative enzymes (cystathionine [beta]-synthase and cystathionine [gamma]-lyase) in the transsulfuration pathway for homocysteine removal (Selhub, 1999; Miles and Kraus, 2004).
Polypodium leucotomos has been shown in numerous studies (4,5) to inhibit degradative matrix remodeling, a main cause of photoaging.
Elastin Calcification in the Rat Subdermal Model is Accompanied by Up-Regulation of Degradative and Osteogenic Cellular Response.
In any case, the raising of PTPS activity provides a second mechanism by which sauna therapy raises BH4 synthesis, since lowering the degradative loss of neopterin triphosphate in the BH4 biosynthetic pathway will, of course, lead to increased biosynthesis of BH4.
The book opens with theoretical material about photophysics and photochemistry underlying many outdoor degradative processes, then proceeds to cover parameterization of weathering factors, laboratory degradation studies, methods of assessing weather damage, and data on many specific materials such as particular polymers, materials containing additives, compounded and recycled products.
MVBs are formed from early endosomes, which as prelysosomal structures belong to the degradative endosomal pathway of internalized proteins.
Bio augmentation involves adding microorganisms with specific degradative properties to the contaminated environment to improve biodegradation and enhance the transformation
Broccoli is usually blanched to inactivate any degradative enzymes in the product.
Such pre-treatment may alter the course of fermentation by two mechanisms-first, by rendering protein more available for degradative attack by micro organisms leading to escape of the by product of metabolic deamination and second, by effectively eliminating much of the heat-sensitive indigenous micro flora [19].