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deaminase

 [de-am´ĭ-nās]
an enzyme causing deamination (removal of the amine group from a compound); enzymes are named according to substrate, such as adenosine deaminase, cytidine deaminase, guanine deaminase, etc.

de·am·i·nase

(dē-am'ĭ-nās),
Any enzyme that removes an amino group from a compound.
[de- + amino + -ase]

deaminase

(dē-ăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′)
n.
Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the removal, usually by hydrolysis, of the amino group NH2 from an amino compound.

deaminase

An ENZYME that brings about the breakdown of amino compounds.
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Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is a purine catabolic enzyme with the highest concentration of lymphoid tissue in mammalian tissue.
Estimation of the cerebrospinal fluid adenosine deaminase levels in clinically suspected cases of meningitis and comparing with controls.
Adenosine deaminase ADA is an enzyme found in purine salvage pathways.
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is an enzyme which is involved in purine metabolism in which it is responsible for conversation of adenosine and deoxyadenosine to inosine and deoxyinosine respectively resulting in release of ammonia.
ACC deaminase from Pseudomonas fluorescens mediated saline resistance in groundnut (Arachis hypogea) plants.
Duodenal and nodal follicular lymphomas are distinct: the former lacks activation-induced cytidine deaminase and follicular dendritic cells despite ongoing somatic hypermutations.
Finally, we determined the value of Spearman's correlation coefficient between adenosine deaminase and cytokeratin 19 fragments in the pleural fluids of the 119 patients with final diagnoses.
Activity of ascitic fluid adenosine deaminase (ADA) has been proposed as a useful test for abdominal tuberculosis cases.
Several laboratory test results such as elevated levels of LDH, total protein, adenosine deaminase, and lymphocyte count; low serum-ascites albumin gradient; cytological examination, and decreased glucose level of the ascitic fluid help in the distinction of these diseases.
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) is an enzyme, which catalyzes the irreversible hydrolytic deamination of adenosine to inosine and ammonia as a step in metabolism of purines.