extracellular enzyme


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar en·zyme

an enzyme performing its functions outside a cell, for example, the various digestive enzymes.
Synonym(s): exoenzyme

ex·tra·cel·lu·lar en·zyme

(eks'tră-sel'yŭ-lăr en'zīm)
An enzyme performing its functions outside a cell (e.g., the various digestive enzymes).
Synonym(s): exoenzyme.

extracellular enzyme

An enzyme that acts outside the cell that produces it.
See also: enzyme
References in periodicals archive ?
Entomopathogenic isolates of Metarhizium anisopliae, Beauveria bassaiana and Aspergillus flavus produce multiple extracellular enzymes [21].
Fortunately, a number of microorganisms can potentially act on this mechanically stable protein by means of producing extracellular enzymes, known as keratinases.
Burns, "Ecology of extracellular enzyme activities and organic matter degradation in soil: a complex community-driven process," in Methods of Soil Enzymology, R.
Dissolved oxygen (%), cell density (g[L.sup.-1]), and extracellular enzyme activity (U [L.sup.-1]) are reported.
So, it was thought appropriate to use an extracellular enzyme released by an invasive microorganism as only porcine pancreatic elastase had been used in earlier elastase inhibition studies.
Because fungi are unable to produce their own food, they are prepared to ingest nutrients from the surrounding medium making use of several extracellular enzymes that degrade large molecules into smaller and more assimilated compounds.
Baldrian P, Snajdr J, Merhautova V, Dobiasova P, Cajthaml T, Valaskov V (2013) Responses of the extracellular enzyme activities in hardwood forest to soil temperature and seasonality and the potential effects of climate change.
neo-japonicum is a white rot fungi which was reported to have the ability to produce extracellular enzymes, including P-glucosidase, ligninase, cellulase, avicelase, pectinase, xylanase, protease, and amylase [9].
Pan, "Detection and analysis of extracellular Enzyme activities in Agrocybe aegerita strains," Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products, pp.
Comparative Production Potential of Extracellular Enzyme of Bacteria from Bloom and Nonbloom Sample.
A temperature tolerance study was carried out for all the isolates, and representative species were screened for their extracellular enzyme activity (amylase, cellulase, phosphatase, and pectinase) at 4 [degrees]C and 20 [degrees]C.

Full browser ?