Definition of acylation in English:

acylation

noun

  • See acylate

    • ‘Besides prolonging receptor-peptide interactions, acylation is found not to abolish peptide conformational flexibility and it only moderately affects the bilayer elastic properties.’
    • ‘These reactions occur via acylation or alkylation and are often rapid, forming stable primary amide or secondary amine bonds.’
    • ‘Chain perdeuterated dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine was synthesized from perdeuterated myristic acid by acylation of glycerophosphocholine, as described previously.’
    • ‘Finally, the efficacy of some peptide drugs and hormones can be substantially enhanced by acylation.’
    • ‘However, the substrate for desaturation is currently unknown but most likely follows acylation.’

Pronunciation:

acylation

/eɪsʌɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n//asʌɪˈleɪʃ(ə)n/