mucinase

mucinase

 [mu´sĭ-nās]
an enzyme that acts upon mucin.

mu·cin·ase

(myū'si-nās),
A term specifically applied to hyaluronate lyase, hyaluronoglucosaminidase, and hyaluronoglucuronidase (hyaluronidases), but more loosely to any enzyme that hydrolyzes mucopolysaccharide substances (mucins).

mucinase

mu·cin·ase

(myū'si-nās)
Any enzyme that hydrolyzes mucopolysaccharide substances (mucins).
Synonym(s): mucopolysaccharidase.

mucinase

an enzyme that acts upon mucin.
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In the 1950s the mucinase hypothesis was in fashion.
One citation from 1959 reported that De's result could not be replicated, and proceeded to present a complicated model of toxinosis based on endotoxin, mucinase, and acetic acid to add to the bewildering range of contradictory studies already in the literature (20).
vulnificus produce multiple toxins including collagenase and cytolytic and proteolytic substances containing mucinase, protease, lipase, deoxyribonuclease, chondroitin sulfate, and hyaluronidase, which are associated with extensive tissue damage and may play a major role in the development of sepsis.