Definition of adenosine deaminase in English:

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adenosine deaminase

Pronunciation: /diːˈamɪneɪz/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme which catalyses the deamination of adenosine to inosine.
Example sentences
  • 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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