noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme which catalyses the deamination of adenosine to inosine.
- SCID is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme adenosine deaminase.
- Patients with SCID are usually treated by replacing an essential enzyme, adenosine deaminase, which is lacking in such people.
- The most common genetic defect that leads to this condition is a loss of the enzyme adenosine deaminase, but there are several others that will put you in the same boat.
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