noun[usually with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a particular substrate.
- Thus, although not a nudix hydrolase, this enzyme seems to fulfil the housecleaning role proposed for nudix hydrolases.
- More recent work suggests that the cell wall hydrolase, pectin methyl esterase, plays a role in weakening of the megagametophyte, allowing radicle emergence and the completion of germination.
- Biopterin is a vital cofactor in tryptophan hydrolase's conversion of tryptophan to serotonin.
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