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Separation equipment: a device that rotates rapidly and uses centrifugal force to separate substances of different densities.
molecule, such as a strong acid or base, that ruins the quaternary, tertiary or secondary structure of a protein or nucleic acid.
1. A polypeptide hormone secreted by the islets of Langerhans and functioning in the regulation of the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats, especially the conversion of glucose to glycogen, which lowers the blood glucose level. 2. Any of various pharmaceutical preparations containing this hormone that are derived from the pancreas of certain animals or produced through genetic engineering and are used in the medical treatment and management of diabetes mellitus (type I).
A dehydration process typically used to preserve a perishable material or make the material more convenient for transport.
The breaking down of a cell.
Enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolytic degradation of proteins to smaller amino acid chains