Definition of phosphodiesterase in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
An enzyme which breaks a phosphodiester bond in an oligonucleotide.
- Calf spleen phosphodiesterase, snake venom phosphodiesterase and alkaline phosphatase were from Roche Molecular Biochemicals (Meylan, France).
- Its mechanism of action is thought to involve inhibition of cyclic adenosine monophosphate phosphodiesterase and enhancement of the effect of prostaglandin I2.
- In isolated cilia and in intact olfactory receptor neurons, studies have shown basal activities of both adenylate cyclase and cAMP phosphodiesterase.
Definition of phosphodiesterase in:
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