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lipase

 [li´pās, lip´ās]
fat-splitting enzyme; any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of fats into glycerol and fatty acids. Measurement of the serum lipase level is an important diagnostic test for acute and chronic pancreatitis.
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li·pase

(lī'pās, lip'ās),
1. In general, any fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme; a carboxylesterase, for example, triacylglycerol lipase, phospholipase A2, lipoprotein lipase.
2. Synonym(s): triacylglycerol lipase
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lipase

(lĭp′ās′, lī′pās′)
n.
Any of a group of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of fats into glycerol and fatty acids.
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li·pase

(lip'ās)
Any fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme; a carboxylesterase.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lipase

An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown (hydrolysis) of fat molecules to glycerol and fatty acids.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lipase

the enzyme that breaks down fat into fatty acids and glycerol. The main source is the PANCREATIC JUICE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Lipase

A fat-splitting enzyme found in pancreatic juice, blood, and many tissues.
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li·pase

(lip'ās)
Any fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme; a carboxylesterase.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lipases are lipolytic enzymes, triacylglycerol acylhydrolases (EC 3.1.1.3) that catalyze the hydrolysis of triacylglycerols to glycerol and free fatty acids [1].
Lipases synthesized by microbes play important roles as natural functional proteins in which their type and function in bacteria, actinomycetes, and fungi may differ mainly depending on its constitutive genetic makeup and biological evolution in order to optimize their behavioural condition in complex environment under normal-stress condition as well as for their living and survival [8-12].
Pandey, "Candida rugosa lipases: molecular biology and versatility in biotechnology," Yeast, vol.
Davidson, "Microbial lipases: production and applications," Science Progress, vol.
The use of the lipase as a free enzyme or inside the whole-cell influences the transesterification rate.
Lee, "Optimized production of biodiesel from waste cooking oil by lipase immobilized on magnetic nanoparticles," International Journal of Molecular Sciences, vol.
Effect of supplying various carbon sources on lipases production
Yield of lipases were expressed as mg/ml culture dialysate (x10).
Many studies have been undertaken to define the optimal culture and nutritional requirements for lipase production (Bandiya & Ramana, 2012).
In this study, lipase production by Candida viswanathii was evaluated with different medium compositions using plant oils from the Amazonian region as sole carbon sources.