The reaction of a substance with acetic acid or one of its derivatives; the introduction of one or more acetyl groups into a substance(noun)
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Use "acetylation" in a sentence
"Histones are modified in various ways, including through a process called acetylation, which in turn modifies chromatin shape and structure."
""Many mitochondrial proteins undergo a small chemical modification known as acetylation, which varies during feeding and fasting conditions," said Eric Verdin, MD, senior investigator and senior author of the study."
"The second change, which is called acetylation, converts the CoA form of B5 back into acteyl CoA."