Example sentences for: degrade

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  • On the basis of biochemical and immunological criteria, genes have been identified in Globodera rostochiensis and Heterodera glycines that allow these nematodes to endogenously produce enzymes that can degrade cellulose and pectin, the two major components of plant cell walls.

  • Our previous work has focused on the pathways by which IL-1β induces several members of the family of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), enzymes that are active at neutral pH and that collectively degrade the various components of the extracellular matrix.

  • RNA was further treated with bovine DNAse I (Sigma) to degrade impurity DNA.

  • These proteins are known to cooperate with SbcD, nuclease of the calcineurin-like phosphoesterase superfamily and to degrade dsDNA in the 3' → 5' direction generating ssDNA [ 35 36 ] . It seems likely that RecT/Redβ proteins, at least in certain cases, function in conjunction with the SbcCD-pathway, by utilizing the single-stranded regions generated by the SbcCD nuclease.

  • Even relatively small errors in cutting can degrade the final quality of garments.


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