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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

(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

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.
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The former (as well as citronellol) can be formed during yeast autolysis during the second fermentation step (TORRESI et al., 2011).
The peak may be explained in term of the rapid growth of cells due to utilization of sugar produced as a result of bagasse degradation and cell autolysis.
Following dissection from the organism, the tissues began to autolysis due to the catabolic enzymes that they contained.
Because of autolysis, cultivation of tissue material to specifically identify the organism was not attempted and a diagnosis of protozoal hepatitis was assigned based on gross and histologic findings.
Durachko, Autolysis and Extension of Isolated Walls from Growing Cucumber Hypocotyls, J.
In general, the initial step of the decomposition is the autolysis in which the bodily cells deprived of oxygen increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in blood with the consequent decrease of pH.
This substance reduces tissue degradation by preventing the proliferation of microorganisms and the break of lysosomal walls, which could cause autolysis of the cells.
Heat treatment of yeast at 50[degrees] C promotes autolysis of the yeast cells [34].
Inactive ocriplasmin was generated either by autolysis for 24 h or by addition of the inhibitor Val-Phe-Lys.
All the tested surimi supplemented with 3% whey protein concentrate displayed inhibitory activity against autolysis and significantly reduced gel whiteness.
They varied and are dominated by assaults and attempts at autolysis, with the weapon as the main vulnerable agent [4, 5].
Saido et al., "Muscle-specific calpain, p94, is degraded by autolysis immediately after translation, resulting in disappearance from muscle," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.