Acid hydrolase | definition of acid hydrolase by Medical dictionary
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Any hydrolytic enzyme found in a lysosome that performs optimal catalysis at a pH of about 5.
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acid hydrolase an ENZYME that is capable of catalysing the HYDROLYSIS of compounds at acid pH (generally around pH 5). Enzymes in this group include certain PROTEINASES, PHOSPHATASES, LIPASES and NUCLEASES.
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Presumably, these deposits reflect the presence of acid hydrolases
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