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Betane

This process may increase DNA. Further study forthcoming.

1. Wikipedia "A betaine (BEET-uh-een, be't?-en', -in) in chemistry is any neutral chemical compound with a positively charged cationic functional group such as a quaternary ammonium or phosphonium cation (generally: onium ions) which bears no hydrogen atom and with a negatively charged functional group such as a carboxylate group which may not be adjacent to the cationic site. A betaine thus may be a specific type of zwitterion. (Can have a positive or a negative charge based on location or certain factors within the host) Historically the term was reserved for trimethylglycine (organic plants) only. It is used as a medicine as well. The correct pronunciation of the compound reflects its origin and first isolation from sugar beets,...In biological systems, many naturally occurring betaines serve as organic osmolytes, (compounds affecting osmosis) substances synthesised or taken up from the environment by cells for protection against osmotic stress, (extreme conditions that stress or shock a cell) drought, high salinity or high temperature. Intracellular accumulation of betaines, non-perturbing to enzyme function, protein structure and membrane integrity, permits water retention in cells, thus protecting from the effects of dehydration. It is also a methyl donor of increasingly recognised significance in biology. The original betaine, N,N,N-trimethylglycine, was named after its discovery in sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) in the 19th century. It is a small N-trimethylated amino acid, existing in zwitterionic form at neutral pH. This substance is now often called glycine betaine to distinguish it from other betaines that are widely distributed in microorganisms, plants and animals. Commercial uses...The addition of betaine to polymerase chain reactions improves the amplification of DNA by reducing the formation of secondary structure in GC-rich regions." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betaine

 

 

 

 
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