lysozyme

Glycosidase that hydrolyzes the bond between N-acetyl-muramic acid and N-acetyl-glucosamine, thus cleaving an important polymer of the cell wall of many bacteria. Present in tears, saliva, and in the lysosomes of phagocytic cells, it is an important antibacterial defence, particularly against Gram positive bacteria.

Lysozyme

An enzyme in body fluids, active in host defence; able to kill invading organisms by digesting the bacterial cell wall.

Lysozyme

Lysozymes, also known as muramidase or N-acetylmuramide glycanhydrolase, are glycoside hydrolases. These are enzymes ({EC number|3.2.1.17}) that damage bacterial cell walls by catalyzing hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in a peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in...
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lysozyme

(li´so-zīm) a crystalline, basic protein present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids, which functions as an antibacterial enzyme.
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lysozyme

[n] - an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
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lysozyme

<cell biology, enzyme> Glycosidase that hydrolyses the bond between N acetyl muramic acid and N acetyl glucosamine, thus cleaving an important polymer of the cell wall of many bacteria. Present in tears, saliva and in the lysomes of phagocytic cells, it is an important antibacterial defence, particularly against gram-positive bacteria. ... (1...
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lysozyme

muramidase noun an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
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lysozyme

A naturally occurring in saliva, tears, nasal and intestinal mucous membranes as well as in the blood plasma enzyme (also Muramidase or Mucopeptid-Glucohydrolase) that against certain bacteria or. microorganisms works by breaking down its cell wall. In the human body it is important for the defense against bacterial infections. Lysozyme is also obt...
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lysozyme

An enzyme found in tears, saliva, sweat, nasal secretions, breast milk, and many tissues which acts as a strong anti-bacterial agent because it digests a substance in bacteria cell walls called peptidoglycan. Lysozyme (1,4-ß-N-acetylmuramidase) is composed of 129 amino acids folded in both alph...
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lysozyme

Antibacterial enzyme present in phagocytic cell granules, tears, and saliva, which digests peptidoglycans in bacterial cell walls.
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lysozyme

enzyme found in the secretions (tears) of the lacrimal glands of animals and in nasal mucus, gastric secretions, and egg white. Discovered in 1921 ... [6 related articles]
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lysozyme

lysozyme 1. An enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyzes the hydrolysis of specific glycosidic linkages in peptidoglycans and in chitin. The enzyme occurs in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids and catalyzes the breakdown of some bacterial cell walls. 2. An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other bo...
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lysozyme

lysozyme: see immunity.
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lysozyme

Type: Term Pronunciation: lī′sō-zīm Definitions: 1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of 1,4-β linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine, and is thus destructive to cell walls of certain bacteria; present in tears and some other body fluids, in egg white, and in some plant tissues; used as an a...
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