Definition of acylate in English:


transitive verb

[with object]Chemistry
  • Introduce an acyl group into (a molecule or compound)

    as adjective acylated ‘an acylated glycine derivative’
    • ‘The series of reactions begin in the cytosol where fatty acids are acylated by combining with coenzyme A, a derivative of the vitamin B5, also known as pantothenic acid.’
    • ‘A recent investigation showed that acylated proteins found in lipid rafts were displaced due to the incorporation of eicosapentaenoic acid in Jurkat T cells.’
    • ‘After evaporating excess reagent, the residue was acylated for 10 min at 150°C using 120 mm heptafluorobutyric anhydride.’
    • ‘This mechanism might contribute to the increased response of the insulin receptor as observed when subjected to acylated insulin.’
    • ‘It appears to facilitate the transfer of acylated fatty acids across mitochondrial membranes, enhance available energy stores, and improve oxidative muscle metabolism.’



/ˈasəˌlāt/ /ˈæsəˌleɪt/