extracellular enzyme


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ex·tra·cel·lu·lar en·zyme

an enzyme performing its functions outside a cell, for example, the various digestive enzymes.
Synonym(s): exoenzyme

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar en·zyme

(eks'tră-sel'yŭ-lăr en'zīm)
An enzyme performing its functions outside a cell (e.g., the various digestive enzymes).
Synonym(s): exoenzyme.

extracellular enzyme

An enzyme that acts outside the cell that produces it.
See also: enzyme
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Baldrian P, Snajdr J, Merhautova V, Dobiasova P, Cajthaml T, Valaskov V (2013) Responses of the extracellular enzyme activities in hardwood forest to soil temperature and seasonality and the potential effects of climate change.
neo-japonicum is a white rot fungi which was reported to have the ability to produce extracellular enzymes, including P-glucosidase, ligninase, cellulase, avicelase, pectinase, xylanase, protease, and amylase [9].
Isolate UB1 and AB1 showed good levels of extracellular enzyme secretion in in-vitro plate studies.
Furthermore, fungi are normally GRAS (generally regarded as safe) strains and they produce extracellular enzymes, which are easier to be recovered from fermentation broth [Sandya et al.
The supernatant was subsequently used for the determination of extracellular enzyme activity.
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), an extracellular enzyme, is found in many human tissues.
In contrast to our studies where we applied enzymes, the investigations on laccase soil activity reviewed by Sinsabaugh (2010) and Henry (2012) related to extracellular enzyme dynamics where the enzymes were from soil microorganisms.
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