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Reversible or irreversible alterations in the biological activity of proteins or nucleic acids, brought about by changes in structure other than the breaking of the primary bonds between amino acids or nucleotides in the chain. This may be accomplished by changes of solvent, pH, or temperature, or through the physical abuse of the molecules.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

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