depolymerase

de·pol·y·mer·ase

(dē-pol'i-mĕr-ās),
Name used originally, before hydrolytic action was understood, for an enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a macromolecule to simpler components. See: nuclease.

de·pol·y·mer·ase

(dē-pol'i-mĕr-ās)
An enzyme catalyzing the hydrolysis of a macromolecule to simpler components.
See: nuclease
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This arranges enzymes responsible for synthesis and degradation of PHB, called respectively of PHA synthase and PHA depolymerase [45].
Under unfavorable growth conditions Poly AY-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is accumulated intracellular by many bacteria and the principal enzyme for the degradation of PHB is PHB depolymerase.
Moreover, a novel poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) depolymerase from a thermophilic Streptomyces sp.
Hughes K, Sutherland I, Lones M (1998) Biofilm susceptibility to bacteriophage attack: the role of phage-borne polysaccharide depolymerase.
Hydrolysis activity of an extracellular depolymerase from Aspergillus fumigatus with bacterial and synthetic polyesters.
Effect of Methanobrevibacter sp MF1 Inoculation on Glycoside Hydrolase and Polysaccharide Depolymerase Activities, Wheat Straw Degradation and Volatile Fatty Acid Concentrations in the Rumen of Gnotobiotically-reared Lambs.
Biochemical evidence that phaZ gene encodes a specific intracellular medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate depolymerase in Pseudomonas putida KT2442 - Characterization of a paradigmatic enzyme.
Degradation rate of HA/PHBV nanofibrous films was investigated, it was found that in the presence of polyhydroxybutyrate depolymerase, the degradation rate was very fast.
A key bacterial enzyme called capsule depolymerase (CapD) anchors the capsule to the cell surface.
1998) studied the Polycaprolactone depolymerase produced by the bacterium Alcaligenes faecalis.
A breakthrough in PHB molecular biology was the presentation of the first three-dimensional X-ray structure of a type II extracellular single-domain depolymerase crystal.