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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

Freebase

  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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  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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