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  1. iodoacetic acid(Noun)

    The iodinated derivative of acetic acid CHI-COOH that is used in organic synthesis, and in protein sequencing

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  1. Iodoacetic acid

    Iodoacetic acid is a derivative of acetic acid. It is a toxic compound, because, like many alkyl halides, it is an alkylating agent. It reacts with cysteine residues in proteins. It is often used to modify SH-groups to prevent the re-formation of disulfide bonds after the reduction of cystine residues to cysteine during protein sequencing.

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  1. Iodoacetic Acid

    Iodoacetic acid and its salts and derivatives. Iodoacetic acid reacts with cysteine (-SH) groups to form a carboxymethylated protein and is used as an enzyme inhibitor in biochemical research.


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