mucinase

mucinase

 [mu´sĭ-nās]
an enzyme that acts upon mucin.
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mu·cin·ase

(myū'si-nās),
A term specifically applied to hyaluronate lyase, hyaluronoglucosaminidase, and hyaluronoglucuronidase (hyaluronidases), but more loosely to any enzyme that hydrolyzes mucopolysaccharide substances (mucins).
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mu·cin·ase

(myū'si-nās)
Any enzyme that hydrolyzes mucopolysaccharide substances (mucins).
Synonym(s): mucopolysaccharidase.
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Chang, "Effects of dietary fiber on fecal mucinase and [beta]-glucuronidase activity in rats," The Journal of Nutrition, vol.
Two "chitinases" (glycoside hydrolases [GHs]) present on NELoc-1 are predicted to be involved in mucin degradation, as is the large carbohydrate-binding metalloprotease, shown to be involved in mucinase activity in other clostridia.
vulnificus produce diversity of destructive extracellular products including elastase, protease, hemolysin, collagenase, DNase, lipase, phospholipase, mucinase, chondroitin sulfatase, hyaluronidase and fibrinolysin (Wright & Morris, 1991; Al-Assafi et al., 2014).
PSC-1 has a unique 3-gene deletion in VPI-1, which includes aldA (aldehyde dehydrogenase), tagA (a mucinase), and a predicted coding sequence encoding a hypothetical protein.
In the 1950s the mucinase hypothesis was in fashion.
Bacterial vaginosis is associated with prematurity and vaginal fluid mucinase and sialidase: results of a controlled trial of topical clindamycin cream.
These factors include flagellar motility, bacterial adhesins, spiral shape, proteases, and mucinases. In addition, a large amount of urease enzymes leads to ammonia-dependent alkalinity of the local environment (7).