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esterase

 [es´ter-ās]
any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of an ester into its alcohol and acid.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·ter·ase

(es'tĕr-ās),
A generic term for enzymes (EC class 3.1, hydrolases) that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters.
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esterase

An enzyme–EC class 3.1 that catalyzes the hydrolysis of esters. See Leukocyte esterase, Nonspecific esters.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

es·ter·ase

(es'tĕr-ās)
A generic term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

es·ter·ase

(es'tĕr-ās)
A generic term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of esters.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Esterases cause the hydrolysis of ester containing pyrethroids into their corresponding alcohol and acid.
Determination of Presence of Enzyme Esterase. The isolates were cultured on basal media (1% K[H.sub.2]P[O.sub.4], 0.01% MgS[O.sub.4] x 7[H.sub.2]O, 0.005% Ca[Cl.sub.2] x 2[H.sub.2]O, 4% NaCl, and 1% [Na.sub.2]C[O.sub.3]) supplemented with 1% tween 20 (domestic grade) as the sole carbon source.
With regard to the strains of Candida tropicalis isolated from hand surfaces of mobile phone owners, we found statistically significant correlations only between increased resistance to miconazole and higher activity of esterase (p=0.014) and leucine arylamidase (p=0.008).
glabrata to produce proteases (aspartic protease and caseinase), phospholipase, esterase, phytase, hemolysin, and catalase were evaluated.
As shown in Table 1, the esterase activities were significantly lower in all three Cyanobacteria grown in the absence of DMP.
Cocaine metabolism: cocaine and norcocaine hydrolysis by liver and serum esterases. Clin Pharmacol Ther 1979;25(4):464-468.
Three Neocallimastix patriciarum esterases associated with the degradation of complex polysaccharides are members of a new family of hydrolases.
In the present study, measurements of esterase, carboxylesterase, and glutathion S-transferase failed to demonstrate that these factors were involved in resistance in varroa mites.
Contrastingly, no changes in [alpha]- and [beta]-esterase patterns were reported when the grape cultivar esterases were exposed to Rovral SC[R], Kumulus DF[R], Curzate M[R], Score[R] and Cuprogarb 500[R] fungicides.
Human AM are reported to have a series of esterases with elastase-like activities.
Esterases stable in polar organic solvents are advantageous since the water miscible solvent and water can act together as a homogenous cosolvent system and possibly help in reactions involving substrates that are otherwise insoluble in water [23].