Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
- ‘The ability to mine P is attributed to the development of specialized ‘proteoid’ or ‘cluster’ roots that exude large quantities of carboxylates and phosphatases.’
- ‘Such a low pH value suggests that at higher pH the protonation of a carboxylate, forming a hydrogen bond, would break this interaction leading to a destabilization and a change in the heme pocket crucial to catalysis.’
- ‘Alkaline earth metal ions more readily bind ‘hard’ ligands such as phosphates, carboxylates, and hydroxyl groups.’
- ‘What is more, the indicator has two proton-binding sites: the oxyanion of the xanthene ring and the carboxylate of the benzene as independent sites, which can also exchange protons among themselves.’
- ‘The Hill coefficient should distinguish between amides near an isolated carboxylate and amides interacting with multiple carboxylates.’
Add a carboxyl group to (a compound):‘carboxylated polysaccharides’
- ‘Lack of proton-pumping activity has also been found in heterologously expressed Neurospora rhodopsin, which has carboxylated residues at both the Schiff base proton donor and acceptor positions, as does GtR1.’
- ‘It is suggested that mitochondrial pyruvate is partly oxidized by the TCA cycle and is partly exported to the cytoplasm where it is carboxylated to form malate 1-for continued export to the apoplast.’
- ‘Depending on ratios of CO 2 to O 2 at binding sites of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase, ribulose bisphosphate is either carboxylated or oxygenated.’
- ‘The optically trapped carboxylated bead is attached to the cationic vesicle adhered onto a glass coverslip, by electrostatic interactions.’
- ‘As the name of the enzyme implies, pyruvate is carboxylated to form oxaloacetate.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.