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A distinct proposition or Question of Law arising or propounded in a case. In the case of shares of stock, a point means $1. In the case of bonds a point means $10, since a bond is quoted as a percentage of $1,000. In the case of market averages, the word point means merely that and no more. If, for example, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average rises from 8,349.25 to 8,350.25, it has risen a point. A point in this average, however, is not equivalent to $1.

With respect to the home mortgage finance industry, a fee or charge of one percent of the principal of the loan that is collected by the lender at the time the loan is made and is in addition to the constant long-term stated interest rate on the face of the loan.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

POINT, practice. A proposition or question arising in a case.
     2. It is the duty of a judge to give an opinion on every point of law, properly arising out of the issue, which is propounded to him. Vide Resolution.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Peptide Average log P Average log S PGKYKLAVSEK -2.69 -4.82 PGKFYVSSGATTFPAVYL -0.40 -6.28 QVGFSSTAMWNKTFDVSGATQ -2.47 -4.75 QTAMRMIFTALTSPS -2.50 -4.49 SGVQPDAPSNDSKDT -12.45 (+-6.32) -1.82 PSTLSVSSGTVYEKHEGLS -1.92 -3.95 KREAKQEE -6.03 (+-2.50) -3.35 PGPTVFPAVLY 1.70 (+-1.45) -5.16 Peptide Water solubility Isoelectric point PGKYKLAVSEK Good pH 10.05 PGKFYVSSGATTFPAVYL Poor pH 9.52 QVGFSSTAMWNKTFDVSGATQ Poor pH 6.75 QTAMRMIFTALTSPS Poor pH 11.04 SGVQPDAPSNDSKDT Good pH 3.59 PSTLSVSSGTVYEKHEGLS Good pH 5.3 KREAKQEE Good pH 7.15 PGPTVFPAVLY Poor pH 5.93 Properties such as log P (octanol-water coefficient), log S (solubility), and isoelectric point determine the oral absorption capability of oligopeptides.
The isoelectric points (pI) as calculated for the AA were 3.89 (aril) and 4.03 (seed) (Table 2).
IEF allows the separation of Hb variants with isoelectric points that differ by as little as 0.02 pH units.
Isoelectric points of ESBL enzymes from a few isolates (n = 6) were noted for typing of ESBL by isoelectric focusing.
Soil properties such as active/free iron oxide ratio, isoelectric point (IEP), cation exchange capacity (CEC), and potassium-calcium cation exchange equilibrium have been related to OM content in Chilean volcanic soils.
Because histidine has an isoelectric point of 7.6 and histamine has an isoelectric point of 8.4, a buffer of pH 8 was used for maximum separation.
(7,10,24) Two-dimensional electrophoresis is a method used to separate proteins by their isoelectric point in the first dimension, and subsequently by molecular weight in the second dimension.
The influence of these pretreatments to cotton fabric interface phenomena was investigated throughout the change of fabric surface free energy, zeta potential, Isoelectric Point, Point of Zero Charge, and specific amount of surface charge.
The particles comprise a silica-based core and an at least a discontinuous layer of an oxide, hydroxide or hydrated oxide of zirconium, whose isoelectric point is greater than that of the core.
Available July I and co-developed with DiagnoSwiss SA, the OFFGEL Fractionator fractionates intact proteins and peptides by isoelectric point and can run samples in parallel.
Separation can be done simply at the whole-protein level using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis; this technique separates molecules by molecular weight and isoelectric point (the pH at which a molecule carries no net electrical charge).