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Synonyms for cross-link

a side bond that links two adjacent chains of atoms in a complex molecule

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join by creating covalent bonds (of adjacent chains of a polymer or protein)

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With the substitution of the two high-voltage cables and the construction of a new cross-links power distribution of Sofia, CEZ set the launch of the biggest reconstruction of infrastructure in the capital for the previous 30 years.
The individual collagen fibrils are strengthened by inter-molecular cross-links that develop as a natural part of their maturation process.
All patients received the Diamondback[R] pedicle screw device, and bilateral fusion patients received Boa Constrictor[TM] cross-link.
The PEGDE can cross-link the CS-CS, SF-SF and SF-CS molecules to obtain the cross-linked SF/CS blends.
We showed for the first time that an O6-2'deoxyguanosine alkyl interstrand cross-link could be repaired by this particular enzyme.
As a result of this potential problem, a new capture probe design was developed that would remove the constraints imposed by having to directly cross-link the probe to the target.
93 after 3 years of treatment, and the mean collagen cross-link ratio was 1.
cross-link breaking compounds, Alteon researchers can actually uncouple the glucose-derived bonds between proteins, which suggests the intriguing possibility of preventing or even reversingthese disease states.
Thus, in order to obviate the problems associated with mechanical property and the biocompatibility of biomaterials, we attempted to cross-link the parent molecule with suitable cross-linker through non-covalent interactions.
30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Del City now offers the full line of Cross-Link XL wire.
The SI of tissue treated with GA for both 12 h and 72 h showed a higher SI, indicating that treatment upto 48 h is sufficient to cross-link the tissue, thus generating the least CMI in the host.
This produces oxygen species including hydrogen peroxide, singlet oxygen and superoxide which induce covalent bonds that cross-link formation between amino groups of collagen fibrils.
Radicals often serve as polymerization agents in industrial processes, so it's possible they cross-link byssus molecules into a tough material and perhaps also attach the material to surfaces, he proposes.
Among the biochemical indexes of bone resorption is measurement of urinary excretion of pyridinoline (Pyr) and deoxypyridinoline (Dpyr), molecules that cross-link the collagen chains and are released into the systemic circulation after the breakdown of mature bone collagen [1-3].
The second step involves stirring into the softened mass a reactive chemical that can cause scission of the sulfar-sulfur bonds to devulcanize the rubber, or at least to reduce the cross-link density significantly.