microcide

glu·cose ox·i·dase

an antibacterial flavoprotein enzyme, obtained from Penicillum notatum and other fungi, which is antibacterial only in the presence of glucose and oxygen, its effect being due to the oxidation of d-glucose to d-glucono-δ-lactone, with the coconversion of O2 to H2O2; used in the preservation of food and in assays for glucose levels.
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Olga Lomovskaya of Microcide Pharmaceuticals in Mountain View, Calif., and her colleagues reported this finding in the June 1999 ANTIMICROBIAL AGENTS AND CHEMOTHERAPY.
In test-tube studies, Microcide researchers had found several efflux-pump inhibitors that reduced the resistance of a strain of P aeruginosa to fluoroquinolones.
EDTA plasma from a single donor (TriMar Hollywood, Inc.) was clarified by centrifugation at 50008 for 30 min, and 1 g/L Na[N.sub.3] was added as an microcide. Naked HCV-2b RNA was generated by incubating AR-HCV-2b particles at 70[degrees]C for 10 min.
The case of Microcide Pharmaceutical illustrates the challenges in evaluating young companies.
In this paper, we examine how perceptions of the value of early-stage companies such as Microcide are affected by the relationships that position those firms in interorganizational exchange networks.
At the meeting, John Lopes of Microcide in Troy, Mich., reported finding an average of 63,000 Listeria and Aeromonas bacteria per gram of cauliflower from local groceries and 16 million per gram of radish.