muramidase


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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.

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.

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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Nerz et al., "Molecular basis of resistance to muramidase and cationic antimicrobial peptide activity of lysozyme in staphylococci," PLoS Pathogens, vol.
Distribution of lysozyme (muramidase) and al antichymotrypsin in normal and neoplastic epithelial tissues: a survey.
Some APPs have additional function such as lactoferrin, which binds iron, a key nutrient for many bacteria [46], and lysozyme, which has enzymatic activity by muramidase that damages bacterial cell walls [47].