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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Acetilación

Acetylation (a-SEH-tih-LAY-shun)
A chemical reaction in which a small molecule called an acetyl group is added to other molecules. Acetylation of proteins may affect how they act in the body.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.