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Definition 1: any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions - [noun denoting substance]

(enzyme is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected

(enzyme is a kind of ...) any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues; can be obtained from meat and eggs and milk and legumes

"a diet high in protein"

(... is a kind of enzyme ) a complex of enzymes that cause glycolysis; originally found in yeast but also present in higher organisms

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of new DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that dissolves the fibrin of blood clots

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any of a group of enzymes that act as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of organic phosphates

(... is a kind of enzyme ) precursor of pepsin; stored in the stomach walls and converted to pepsin by hydrochloric acid in the stomach

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones

(... is a kind of enzyme ) enzyme produced by certain bacteria that inactivates penicillin and results in resistance to that antibiotic

(... is a kind of enzyme ) a proteolytic enzyme obtained from the unripe papaya; used as a meat tenderizer

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes oxidation-reduction

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any of the enzymes that catalyze biological oxidation

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; is present in intestinal bacteria

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme of pancreatic origin; catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins to smaller polypeptide units

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of superoxide into hydrogen peroxide and oxygen

"oxygen free radicals are normally removed in our bodies by the superoxide dismutase enzymes"

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme produced by some strains of streptococcus that can liquefy blood clots by converting plasminogen to plasmin; used medicinally in some cases of myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme produced by some hemolytic strains of streptococcus that dissolves fibrinous secretions from infections; used medicinally (often in combination with streptokinase)

(... is a kind of enzyme ) a set of enzymes believed to snip pieces off a longer protein producing fragments of amyloid protein that bunch up and create amyloid protein plaques in brain tissue (the pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's)

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that occurs in gastric juice; causes milk to coagulate

(... is a kind of enzyme ) general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme of nitrogen-fixing microorganisms that catalyzes the conversion of nitrogen to ammonia

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any of the enzymes that hydrolize the carboxyl group

(... is a kind of enzyme ) enzyme found in most plant and animal cells that functions as an oxidative catalyst; decomposes hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water

(... is a kind of enzyme ) one of a series of enzymes in the blood serum that are part of the immune response

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of collagen and gelatin

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that induces coagulation

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that hydrolyses acetylcholine (into choline and acetic acid)

(... is a kind of enzyme ) any of a group of proteins found in saliva and pancreatic juice and parts of plants; help convert starch to sugar

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia

"ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease" "the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study"

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that removes the iodine radical

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides

(... is a kind of enzyme ) a pancreatic enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of elastin

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the oxidation of many body compounds (e.g., epinephrine and norepinephrine and serotonin)

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme secreted in the digestive tract that catalyzes the breakdown of fats into individual fatty acids that can be absorbed into the bloodstream

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme that catalyzes its substrate to an isomeric form

(... is a kind of enzyme ) an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids

(... is a kind of enzyme ) enzyme that acts as a catalyst in converting histidine to histamine

(... is a kind of enzyme ) enzyme in the intestinal juice that converts inactive trypsinogen into active trypsin

(... is a kind of enzyme ) either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin

(enzyme is a part of ...) the part of an enzyme or antibody where the chemical reaction occurs

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