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Acetyllysine (or acetylated lysine) is an acetyl-derivative of the amino acid lysine. [1]

14 relations: Acetyl group, Acetyl-CoA, Acetylation, Amino acid, DNA, Epigenetics, Histone, Histone acetyltransferase, Histone deacetylase, Lysine, Methyllysine, Nucleosome, Pivagabine, Protein.

Acetyl group

In organic chemistry, acetyl is a moiety, the acyl with chemical formula CH3CO.

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Acetyl-CoA (acetyl coenzyme A) is a molecule that participates in many biochemical reactions in protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.

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Acetylation (or in IUPAC nomenclature ethanoylation) describes a reaction that introduces an acetyl functional group into a chemical compound.

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Amino acid

Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid.

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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a thread-like chain of nucleotides carrying the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms and many viruses.

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Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that do not involve changes in the DNA sequence.

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In biology, histones are highly alkaline proteins found in eukaryotic cell nuclei that package and order the DNA into structural units called nucleosomes.

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Histone acetyltransferase

Histone acetyltransferases (HATs) are enzymes that acetylate conserved lysine amino acids on histone proteins by transferring an acetyl group from acetyl-CoA to form ε-N-acetyllysine.

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Histone deacetylase

Histone deacetylases (HDAC) are a class of enzymes that remove acetyl groups (O.

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Lysine (symbol Lys or K) is an α-amino acid that is used in the biosynthesis of proteins.

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In proteins, the amino acid residue lysine can be methylated once, twice or thrice on its terminal sidechain ammonium group.

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A nucleosome is a basic unit of DNA packaging in eukaryotes, consisting of a segment of DNA wound in sequence around eight histone protein cores.

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Pivagabine (INN; brand name Tonerg), also known as N-pivaloyl-γ-aminobutyric acid or N-pivaloyl-GABA, is an antidepressant and anxiolytic drug which was introduced in Italy in 1997 for the treatment of depressive and maladaptive syndromes.

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Proteins are large biomolecules, or macromolecules, consisting of one or more long chains of amino acid residues.

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6-N-acetyllysine, Acetylated lysine, C8H16N2O3.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acetyllysine

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