sphingomyelin phosphodiesterase


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sphin·go·my·e·lin phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase

(sfing'gō-mī'ĕ-lin fos'fō-dī-es'tĕr-ās),
An enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to N-acylsphingosine (a ceramide) and phosphocholine; a deficiency of this enzyme is associated with type I Niemann-Pick disease.
Synonym(s): sphingomyelinase

sphin·go·my·e·lin phos·pho·di·es·ter·ase

(sfing'gō-mī'ĕ-lin fos'fō-dī-es'tĕr-ās)
An enzyme catalyzing hydrolysis of sphingomyelin to N-acylsphingosine (a ceramide) and phosphocholine; a deficiency of this enzyme is associated with type I Niemann-Pick disease.