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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Saiya-Cork KR, Sinsabaugh RL, Zak DR (2002) The effects of long term nitrogen deposition on extracellular enzyme activity in an Acer saccharum forest soil.
The extracellular enzyme activity for amylases, pectinases, and cellulases reported in this study is the first record from Spitsbergen soils.
subtilis KPA-1 which was served as extracellular enzyme showed very less amount of esterase activity i.
The starch was considered as additive that results in maximum extracellular enzyme i.
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.
The genus Bacillus merits attention as the single most important source of extracellular enzymes and thus this genus has the potential to dominate the enzyme industry [15-17].
Isolate UB1 and AB1 showed good levels of extracellular enzyme secretion in in-vitro plate studies.
Among a large number of non-pathogenic microorganisms capable of producing useful enzymes, filamentous fungi are particularly interesting due to their easy cultivation, and high production of extracellular enzymes of large industrial potential.
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 filtrate after harvesting biomass was used as source of extracellular enzyme.
Soil urease is an extracellular enzyme involved in the hydrolysis of urea-type substrates and its activity is important in the transformation of urea fertilizer.

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