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The conversion of a denatured and inactive macromolecule back to its natured and bioactive configuration.
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The process by which proteins or complementary strands of nucleic acids re-form their native conformations.
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renaturation(rē″nā″chŭ-rā′shŏn) [ re- + (de)naturation]
The reassembly of a molecule or the shape of a molecule, e.g., the rejoining of unraveled complementary strands of DNA into a double helix.renature (rē-nā′chŭr) renatured (rē-nā′chŭrd)
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