lysozyme


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lysozyme

 [li´so-zim]
a crystalline, basic protein present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids, which functions as an antibacterial enzyme.

ly·so·zyme

(lī'sō-zīm), [MIM*153450]
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of 1,4-β linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-d-glucosamine, and is thus destructive to cell walls of certain bacteria; present in tears and some other body fluids, in egg white, and in some plant tissues; used as an antiseptic to prevent caries and treat infant formulas.

lysozyme

(lī′sə-zīm′)
n.
An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other body fluids, capable of destroying the cell walls of certain bacteria and thereby acting as a mild antiseptic.

ly·so·zyme

(lī'sō-zīm)
An enzyme destructive to cell walls of certain bacteria; present in tears, egg white, and some plant tissues; used in the prevention of caries and in the treatment of infant formulas.
Synonym(s): muramidase.

lysozyme

An enzyme found in tears, milk and other body fluids and capable of destroying certain bacteria by breaking down their walls by the digestion of their peptidoglycans.

lysozyme

an enzyme that breaks down bacterial cell walls and provides protection against bacterial invasion in the skin, mucous membranes and many body fluids. It is found especially in tears, preventing infection in the eye.

lysozyme

An antibacterial enzyme present in the tears (as well as other tissues). In human tears, lysozyme makes up 21-25% of the total protein.

ly·so·zyme

(lī'sō-zīm) [MIM*153450]
An enzyme destructive to cell walls of certain bacteria; present in tears, egg white, and some plant tissues; used in caries to prevent.
Synonym(s): muramidase.
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We found no effect of lysozyme on DM or OM disappearance, irrespective of incubation period is consistent with the findings of Quinn et al.
Possible explanation for enzyme degradation rate chitosan scaffolds are related to the function active sites on lysozyme. Its function active sites are primarily [alpha]-(1-4)-glycosidic bonds between polysaccharide.
Meanwhile, in the studies on bronchitis, bronchial asthma and bronchiectasis, the efficacy of lysozyme as an add-on to standard treatment in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was considered.
Hydrolysates from lysozyme degradation: With lysozyme degradation, the trend was not the same as in chemical degradation.
As described previously, silver nitrate interacts with lysozyme in sunlight.
In conclusion, we evaluated the inhibitory effect of rifampicin on the amyloid formation of hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL) with both ThT fluorescence assay and FTIR difference spectroscopy.
Keywords: Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate, Lysozyme, Unfolding, Isothermal titration calorimetry.
(3,4,13) The findings in this study are in accord with the work of others that has shown that antibodies specific for lysozyme, CD43, and CD68 are highly sensitive, although not specific.
According to Arslanoglu, Ziegler, and Moro (2010), "The Holder pasteurization process results in the loss of some important biologically active milk components: sIgA, total IgA, lactoferrin, lysozyme, lymphocytes, lipase, alkaline phosphate, cytokines and some growth factors" (p.