Hippuricase | definition of hippuricase by Medical dictionary
An enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of a wide variety of N-acyl amino acids to the corresponding amino acid and an acid anion.
An enzyme found in the liver, kidney, and other tissues that catalyzes the synthesis of hippuric acid from benzoic acid and glycine. Synonym: hippurase
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A coupled enzymatic assay has also been described that uses hippuricase
as auxiliary enzyme, providing a more sensitive absorbance measurement at 506 nm (Fig.
Rapid PCR using nested primers of the 16S rRNA and the hippuricase
(hip O) genes to detect Campylobaeter jejuni and Campylobacter coli in environmental samples.
Hippurate-negative Campylobacter in which the hippuricase
gene could be detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) were identified as C.
Any isolates that were hippurate-negative in the tube test but positive by PCR for the hippuricase
gene and negative by PCR for the aspartokinase gene associated with C.