beta-glucuronidase

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β-glucuronidase

/β-glu·cu·ron·i·dase/ (gloo″ku-ron´ĭ-dās) an enzyme that attacks terminal glycosidic linkages in natural and synthetic glucuronides and that has been implicated in estrogen metabolism and cell division; it occurs in the spleen, liver, and endocrine glands; deficiency results in Sly's syndrome.

beta-glucuronidase

, β-glucuronidase (bāt′ă-gloo″kū-ron′ĭ-dās″)
An enzyme found in lysosomes. It is involved in the breakdown of glycosaminoglycan.

β-glucuronidase

an enzyme which attacks glycosidic linkages in natural and synthetic glucuronides; occurs in the spleen, liver and endocrine glands.

g. deficiency
is the basis for mucopolysaccharidosis type VII in humans, dogs and inbred mice.
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coli produce b-glucuronidase enzyme which enables them to hydrolyse MUG, resulting in the release of a fluorogenic compound.
1991, "Stable transformation of Sorghum bicolor protoplasts with chimeric neomycin phosphotransferase II and b-glucuronidase genes", Theor.
For example, B-glucuronidase is an important enzyme that releases toxic aglycones in the colon.
Enzyme-potentiated hyposensitization: Effects of glucose, glucosamine, N-acetylamino-sugars and gelatin on the ability of B-glucuronidase to block the anamnestric response to antigen in mice.
Its first two commercial products were avidin and B-glucuronidase for use in the diagnostic and research chemical markets.