An antibody or other substance able to cause lysis of cells (especially bacteria).
- The ancestral lysin proteins may be useful for future laboratory studies.
- He and his colleagues began working with a phage that infects the anthrax bacterium almost exclusively and identified the gene encoding its lysin.
- Solubilization of the cell wall with phage lysin also yielded a large M-protein molecule.
Early 20th century: from German Lysine.
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