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ribonuclease

 [ri″bo-noo´kle-ās]
an enzyme that catalyzes the depolymerization of ribonucleic acid.
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ri·bo·nu·cle·ase (RNase),

(rī'bō-nū'klē-ās),
A transferase or phosphodiesterase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid.
See also: ribonuclease (pancreatic), ribonuclease (Bacillus subtilis).
Synonym(s): ribonucleinase
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ribonuclease

(rī′bō-no͞o′klē-ās′, -āz′, -nyo͞o′-)
n.
Any of various enzymes that break down RNA. Also called RNase.
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ri·bo·nu·cle·ase

(RNase) (rī'bō-nū'klē-ās)
A transferase or phosphodiesterase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ribonuclease

An enzymes that promotes the HYDROLYSIS of ribonucleic acid (RNA).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

ribonuclease

an enzyme that catalyses the depolymerization of RNA.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

ri·bo·nu·cle·ase

(rī'bō-nū'klē-ās)
Transferase or phosphodiesterase that catalyzes hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid.
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Xenogeneic, extracellular cytotoxic ribonucleases (RNases) of bacterial or eukaryotic origin, that trigger apoptosis/ cytotoxicity in tumor and other cells, may have a great potential as anticancer drugs [7-11].
The nuclear RNase III endonuclease Drosha, the cytoplasmic RNase III ribonuclease Dicer, and the microprocessor component DGCR8 are essential for miRNA maturation [35].
The ribonuclease activity of binase was registered by 260 nm absorbance measuring of the products of binase hydrolysis of high molecular weight yeast RNA.
The [sup.3]H-labeled 3'-terminal nucleoside was cleaved by ribonuclease and was analyzed by two dimensional paper chromatography that can identify nucleoside derivatives (A', C', G' and U') with modified ribose residues.
RNA extraction is complicated because of the presence of ribonuclease enzymes in cells and tissues that can rapidly degrade RNA.
Kyogoku, "Identification of two essential histidine residues of ribonuclease T2 from Aspergillus oryzae," European Journal of Biochemistry, vol.
Aspergillus niger ATCC26550 the source material for ribonuclease production was obtained from NCL.
Isolation of a novel ubiquitin-like protein from Pleurotus ostreatus mushroom with anti-human immunodeficiency virus, translation-inhibitory, and ribonuclease activities.
Gilliland, The conformational flexibility of surface residues of bovine ribonuclease A at 1.1 [Angstrom] resolution, in Structure, Mechanism and Function of Ribonucleases, C.
(1995) estimated and then synthesized ancestral amino acid sequences of artiodactyl pancreatic ribonuclease. The enzyme is present in large quantities in the guts of ruminants and species with ruminant-like digestion, where it digests RNA derived from symbiotic microflora (Beintema et al.
The first step, a phenol/chloroform extraction performed at 0 [degrees] C, was crucial for the removal of ribonuclease activity, and the second step, employing ultracentrifugation through a cesium chloride gradient, removed an inhibitor of reverse transcriptase.