histaminase


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histaminase

 [his-tam´ĭ-nās]
an enzyme that inactivates histamine.

a·mine ox·i·dase

1. an oxidoreductase containing copper, and perhaps pyridoxal phosphate, and carrying out the same reaction as amine oxidase (flavin-containing). Synonym(s): diamine oxidase, histaminase
2. an oxidoreductase containing flavin and oxidizing amines with the aid of O2 and water to aldehydes or ketones with the release of NH3 and H2O2. Acted upon by antidepressants. Synonym(s): adrenaline oxidase, monoamine oxidase, tyraminase, tyramine oxidase

histaminase

(hĭ-stăm′ə-nās′, -nāz′, hĭs′tə-mə-)
n.
An enzyme that catalyzes the inactivation of histamine and is found in the digestive system.

histaminase

[histam′inās]
a soft tissue enzyme found in various body tissues. It catalyzes the decarboxylation of histamine and converts histamine into inactive imidazolacetic acid. Also called diamine oxidase.

histaminase

an enzyme that inactivates histamine.