insulinase


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insulinase

 [in´su-lin-ās]
an enzymatic activity in body tissues that destroys or inactivates insulin; this effect is probably due to several nonspecific proteases.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

insulinase

This name is no longer valid. It was formerly used for EC 3.4.99.10 and EC 3.4.99.45; it has been transferred to EC 3.4.24.56.
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