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methylate

 [meth´ĭ-lāt]
1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.

meth·yl·ate

(meth'i-lāt),
1. To mix with methanol.
2. To introduce a methyl group.
3. A compound in which a metal ion methyl replaces the alcoholic hydrogen of alcohol.

methylate

/meth·yl·ate/ (meth´ĭ-lāt)
1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.

methylate

[meth′ilāt]
Etymology: Gk, methy, wine, hyle, matter
1 n, an organic compound in which the hydrogen atom of methanol is replaced by a metal.
2 v, to add a methyl group, CH3, to a chemical compound.

methylate

1. a compound of methyl alcohol and a base.
2. to add a methyl group to a substance.
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The presence of detectable levels of N6AMT1 expression in all tissues analyzed suggests that this enzyme could be involved in methylating arsenicals.
Findings from Randy Jirtle's laboratory at Duke University indicate that exposure through maternal diet to common methylating agents found in vegetables and vitamin supplements can have profound effects on gene expression in offspring that continue to be inherited in subsequent generations (Waterland and Jirtle 2003).
They have to have genetic evidence that this [enzyme] is involved in reshaping methylating patterns," says Timothy H.