Definition of phospholipase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌfäsfōˈlīpās/


An enzyme that hydrolyzes lecithin or a similar phospholipid.
Example sentences
  • UVC might lead to membrane perturbation resulting in activation of a phospholipase that releases linolenic acid, the precursor for oxylipin synthesis.
  • A recent study indicated that ExoU is a member of the phospholipase A family of enzymes, possessing phospholipase A2 activity.
  • Secretory phospholipase A 2 has been studied for many years as a model for the action of an enzyme at a lipid/water interface.

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Syllabification: phos·pho·li·pase

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