One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A salt or ester of myristic acid.
- ‘Cells were incubated in the presence of phorbol ester myristate to induce macrophage differentiation.’
- ‘It involves the covalent attachment of myristate, a 14 carbon saturated fatty acid, to the N-terminal glycine residue of a number of mammalian, viral and fungal proteins.’
- ‘It is anchored to the membrane by an N-terminal myristate and a cluster of basic residues in its effector domain.’
- ‘A molecule of chloesteryl myristate consists of mostly carbon and hydrogen atoms.’
- ‘The main substrates are myristate and palmitate, which are produced by a fatty acid synthetase.’
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