Definition of Endonuclease

1. Noun. A nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes.




Definition of Endonuclease

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any enzyme which catalyzes the cleavage of nucleic acids so as to produce variously sized fragments. ¹

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Definition of Endonuclease

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Medical Definition of Endonuclease

1. One of a large group of enzymes that cleave nucleic acids at positions within the chain. Some act on both RNA and DNA (e.g. S1 nuclease, EC.3.1.30.1, that is specific for single stranded molecules). Ribonucleases such as pancreatic, T1 etc. Are specific for RNA, Deoxyribonucleases for DNA. Bacterial restriction endonucleases are crucial in recombinant DNA technology for their ability to cleave double stranded DNA at highly specific sites. (07 Apr 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endonuclease

endomycorrhizal
endomycorrhizas
endomyocardial
endomyocardial fibrosis
endomyocarditis
endomyometritis
endomysia
endomysium
endoneural
endoneurial
endoneuritis
endoneurium
endonexin
endonormative
endonormatively
endonuclease (current term)
endonuclease-integrase
endonuclease S1 Aspergillus
endonuclease Serratia marcescens
endonuclease s1
endonucleases
endonucleolus
endonucleolytic
endonym
endonyms
endoparasite
endoparasites
endoparasitic
endoparasitism
endoparasitisms

Literary usage of Endonuclease

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1. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Fran├žoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"A cladistic analysis of phenotypic associations with haplotypes inferred from restriction endonuclease mapping and DNA sequence data I. Basic theory and an ..."

2. DNA Fingerprinting and Plants (Including Pathogens): Sponsored CRIS/ICAR by Andrew Kalinski (1994)
"... restriction endonuclease. Fifty-four serogroup B isolates (isolated from classical cases of hemorrhagic septicemia) reacted with somatic serotype 2 or 5 ..."

3. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"CC: F200; F500 AB: Multiple endonuclease digestion of template DNA or ... This coupling of endonuclease cleavage and amplification of arbitrary stretches of ..."

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