Answer to Question #133949 in Biochemistry for Iliana

Question #133949
What does the term Denature mean?
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2020-09-22T08:09:19-0400

To denature means to destroy the characteristic properties of nucleic acids or proteins by applying an external stress (acid, base, heat etc.). It leads to the loss of quaternary, tertiary and secondary structures as weak linkages within macromolecules are being broken. This process is called denaturation.


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