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autolysis

 [aw-tol´ĭ-sis]
the disintegration of cells or tissues by endogenous enzymes. adj., adj autolyt´ic.

au·tol·y·sis

(aw-tol'i-sis),
1. Enzymatic digestion of cells (especially dead or degenerate) by enzymes present within them (autogenous).
2. Destruction of cells as a result of the presence of a lysin formed in those cells or others in the same organism.
[auto- + G. lysis, dissolution]

autolysis

/au·tol·y·sis/ (aw-tol´ĭ-sis)
1. spontaneous disintegration of cells or tissues by autologous enzymes, as occurs after death and in some pathologic conditions.
2. destruction of cells of the body by its own serum.autolyt´ic

autolysis

(ô-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The breaking down of cells or tissues by their own enzymes. Also called self-digestion.

au′to·lyt′ic (ô′tə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

autolysis

[ôtol′isis]
the spontaneous destruction of tissues by intracellular enzymes. It generally occurs in the body after death.

autolysis

Spontaneous lysis of cells and tissues caused by the release of lysosomal enzymes. Autolysis is a characteristic postmortem finding and is present in an increasing number of tissues as the body “ages”. Autolysis first appears in the pancreas, which is related to the quantity of hydrolytic enzymes in the pancreas.

au·tol·y·sis

(aw-tol'i-sis)
1. Enzymatic digestion of cells (especially dead or degenerate) by enzymes present within them (autogenous).
2. Destruction of cells as a result of a lysin formed in those cells or others in the same organism.
Synonym(s): autocytolysis, autodigestion, isophagy.
[auto- + G. lysis, dissolution]

autolysis

The destruction of tissues or cells by substances, such as ENZYMES, present in the same body.

autolysis

the breakdown of tissues, usually after death, by their own enzymes.

autolysis

enzymic degradation of degenerate cells, e.g. the conversion of skin cells to keratin

autolysis

the disintegration of cells or tissues by endogenous enzymes. See also postmortem decomposition.
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Konno K, Young-Je C, Yoshioka T, Shinhho P, Seki N (2003) Thermal denaturation and autolysis profiles of myofibrillar proteins of mantle muscle of jumbo squid Dosidicus gigas.
The digestive enzymes cause extensive autolysis which results in meat softening, rupture of the belly wall and drain out of the blood water which contains both protein and oil.
The process is called autolysis, which is a form of detoxification from fat and inflammation caused by fat.
Their presence in wine is due to grape composition, to the excretion by living yeasts at the end of fermentation, to proteolysis during their autolysis and to enzymatic degradation of grape proteins (SOUFLEROS et al.
While from 1996 to 2008 policies have been effective in controlling the possession and carrying of firearms, and this has reduced the suicide rate for this method, in addition, the consummation of autolysis and its relation to the method not only depends on the intention of using it; parasuicidal actions that manage to materialize are closely related to highly conflictive social situations and dysfunctional family environments, just as, psychiatric illnesses can coexist that could spark the violent act.
In the second step, we decided to decrease autolysis during dissection and RNA extraction by using RNA-later as a pancreas RNase inhibitor.
Cell blocks made by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies, poorly fixed specimens, tissue with scanty tumour cells and tissues showing autolysis or complete necrosis with no appreciable histological details were excluded from the study.
The accuracy of diagnoses of pathological lesions can be affected by autolysis of tissue cells and the fixation process used to prepare pathology slides (see "Complete and peer-reviewed histopathological evaluations" below).
It should be stored at very cold temperatures (between-20[degrees]C and -80[degrees]C) to prevent autolysis (self-cleavage).
The enzymes can be derived either from the lysosomes of dead cells themselves, in which case it is referred to as autolysis, or from the lysosomes of the leukocytes in the inflammatory reactions, the heterolysis.
Because of the rapid onset of tissue autolysis, which rendered histological examination inappropriate, dead abalone were sampled for PCR analysis only.