Definition of Hydrolase

1. Noun. (enzyme) An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate. ¹



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Definition of Hydrolase

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hydrolase

1. One of a class of enzymes (EC Class 3) catalysing hydrolysis of a variety of bonds, such as esters, glycosides, peptides. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrolase

hydroiodic acids
hydroiodide
hydroisomerization
hydroisomerizations
hydroisomerize
hydroisomerized
hydroisomerizes
hydroisomerizing
hydrokinesis
hydrokinetic
hydrokinetics
hydrokryptoacetylene
hydrolabile
hydrolability
hydrolaccolith
hydrolase (current term)
hydrolases
hydrolat
hydrolats
hydrolic cycle
hydrolipid
hydrolipidic
hydrolise
hydrolith
hydrolize
hydrolized
hydrolizes
hydrolizing
hydrologic
hydrological

Literary usage of Hydrolase

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Thus, guanosin-hydrolase splits guanosin, setting free guanin (Jones and Belt); adenosin-hydrolase splits adenosin setting free adenin, (Am- berg and Jones) ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"However, the observation that S-adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase declines when ... Since the hepatic content of adenosylhomocysteine hydrolase increases in ..."

3. Nucleic Acids: Their Chemical Properties and Physiological Conduct by Walter Jones (1914)
"Any of the four nucleosides may undergo hydrolysis with the formation of the free bases by :— (7) Guanosine-hydrolase (Jones and Belt). ..."

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