Acetylation is a post-translational modification process where acetyl oxidizing enzymes (acetyltransferases) attach an acetyl group to amino acid side chains. This process plays an important role in regulating gene expression and controlling a wide range of biological pathways in all organisms, including bacteria and humans. It can also be used to modify drugs to extend their activity in the body, as well as to increase the solubility and bioavailability of therapeutic agents. Acetylation is an essential component of modern biochemistry, and its study provides an important link between molecular biology and genetics.

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Editor: Julia Piccoli, University of Sao Paulo-UNESP
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: International Journal of Amino Acids encourages author to submit manuscripts to the journal for evaluation, from all fields of amino acid and protein research: analysis, separation, synthesis, biosynthesis, cross linking amino acids, racemization/enantiomers, modification of amino acids as phosphorylation, methylation, acetylation of amino acids.