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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.

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

lipase

/lip·ase/ (li´pās) (lip´ās) any enzyme that catalyzes the cleavage of a fatty acid anion from a triglyceride or phospholipid.

lipase

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

lipase

[lī′pās, lip′ās]
Etymology: Gk, lipos, fat; Fr, diastase, enzyme
any of several enzymes produced by the organs of the digestive system that catalyze the breakdown of lipids through the hydrolysis of the linkages between fatty acids and glycerol in triglycerides and phospholipids. Normal blood levels of lipase range from 0 to 110 U/L. See also fat, fatty acid, glycerol, phospholipid, triglyceride.

li·pase

(lip'ās)
Any fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme; a carboxylesterase.

lipase

An enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown (hydrolysis) of fat molecules to glycerol and fatty acids.

lipase

the enzyme that breaks down fat into fatty acids and glycerol. The main source is the PANCREATIC JUICE.

Lipase

A fat-splitting enzyme found in pancreatic juice, blood, and many tissues.
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lipase

fat-splitting enzyme

li·pase

(lip'ās)
Any fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme; a carboxylesterase.

lipase,

n a fat-splitting or lipolytic enzyme.

lipase

fat-splitting enzyme; abbreviated LPS. Any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of fats into glycerol and fatty acids. The two important sources in the body are the pancreas and the intestinal mucosa. Measurement of the serum levels of lipase is an important diagnostic test for acute and chronic pancreatitis. See also pancreatic lipase.

triglyceride lipase
see triacylglycerol lipase.

monoacylglycerol hydrolase, lipase

enzyme catalyzing the final hydrolytic removal of a fatty acid from monoacylglycerol releasing glycerol into the bloodstream; present in adipose tissue.
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Within this context, the polyurethane (PU) support is highlighted, demonstrating the possibility of lipase in situ during the polymerization stage, presenting excellent activity and yield results in terms of esterification (Nyari et al.
lipase used in this study was obtained from Amano Pharmaceuticals Co.
Due to such utilization of apricots and the deteriorating characteristic of enzymes in oils, the present study was conducted to observe the enzymes activities in vast range of pH, temperatures and organic solvents to establish an optimum condition at which lipase and phospholipase shows their maximum activities.
The extracted enzymes from both lipase and phospholipase were stored in refrigerator for observing the enzymes activities under different conditions of temperature and pH (Hifza et al.
The lipase activities of CT-LIP and UC-LIP were determined at 37[degrees]C in this study, using the titrimetric method as previously reported [17].
m] express the lipase relative activity and the maximum lipase activity detected in the same condition, respectively.
Lipases are found in living organism including prokaryotes bacteria and archaea and eukaryotes fungi, plants and animals (Cai-hong et al.
niger C) mostrou que o meio composto por torta de dende adicionado de sulfato de amonio e borra de dende induziu ambas as linhagens a produzir lipases com bons niveis de atividade, alem de reduzir o tempo de processo de fermentacao de 72 para 48 horas, quando foi utilizada a cepa mutante.
Lipases and their broad substrate specificity, coupled to the diversity of reactions catalyzed by these enzymes, make it difficult to define a universal test for lipase activity.
Increment in lipase production by Acromobacter xylosoxidans TS2MCN and B.