ectoenzyme


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ectoenzyme

 [ek″to-en´zīm]
an extracellular enzyme.

ec·to·en·zyme

(ek'tō-en'zīm),
1. An enzyme that is excreted externally and that acts outside the organism.
2. An enzyme that is attached to the external surface of the plasma membrane of a cell.

ectoenzyme

/ec·to·en·zyme/ (-en´zīm) an extracellular enzyme.

ec·to·en·zyme

(ek'tō-en'zīm)
An enzyme that is excreted externally and that acts outside the organism.

ectoenzyme

an extracellular enzyme.
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Ectoenzyme kinetics in Florida Bay: implications for bacterial carbon source and nutrient status.
The substrates for these ectoenzymes were leucine--methylcoumarynyl (MCA)--amide, methylumbelliferyl (MUF)-D-[micro]Lucoside, MUF-N-acetyl-D-glucosaminide, and MUF-oleate, respectively.
Trehalase is an ectoenzyme that is linked to membrane by a glycosylphosphatidylinositol anchor, and excretion of the enzyme can be influenced by renal injuries.
They discovered that introducing certain ectoenzymes to cells would lead to eyes growing.
They produced tadpoles with eyes in their sides, abdomens and tails by judicious use of the right ectoenzymes.
Profiles of ectoenzymes in the Indian Ocean: phenomena of phosphatase activity in the mesopelagic zone.
Prof Nicholas Dale of Warwick University was studying how frogs move when he put ectoenzymes into embryos which grew several eyes.
1, ACE), acting as ectoenzymes on the outer surface of different cells and included in the metabolism of regulatory peptides, like substance P, bradykinin, enkephalins, natriuretic peptides and other vasoactive hormonal peptides (Hooper, 1996).