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that by which something is accomplished or some end achieved

a person who secretly observes others to obtain information

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any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau

the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

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If the carbohydrates form a strong complex with the protein that can only be disrupted by adjusting the pH at low solids content, as in the process for preparing protein isolate, this hypothesis would explain why adding chaotropic agents, denaturants, or surfactants fails to make soy flour more reactive (Frihart and Lorenz 2013), but does help the adhesion with LSPI (Sun 2005b).
Protein-disrupting chaotropic agents (urea, guanidine hydrochloride, and dicyandiamide), surfactants (sodium dodecyl sulfate or cetyltrimethylammonium bromide), and the cosolvent propylene glycol were all expected to provide increased protein-protein and protein-PAE interactions.
Because photoaptamers are chemically stable and renature readily, harsh conditions, including base, chaotropic agents, and detergents, can be used during immobilization and washing to create highdensity aptamer loading with homogeneous orientation and activity.
When suitable antibodies are available, immunopurification often is the method of choice (1), but nonspecific binding of proteins to affinity matrices is a substantial problem because elution with acid or chaotropic agents very often washes off the impurities as well as the analyte (2).
Isolation of RNA, along with the use of RNase inhibitors, such as diethyl pyrocarbonate, or chaotropic agents, such as guanidinium chloride or guanidinium isothiocyanate, often used in combination, is also helpful, but also is laborious and time-consuming.