Definition of lyase in English:


Syllabification: ly·ase
Pronunciation: /ˈlīˌās, -ˌāz


  • An enzyme that catalyzes the joining of specified molecules or groups by a double bond.
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    • Whey contains many types of enzymes, including hydrolases, transferases, lyases, proteases, and lipases.
    • Other categories include transferases, oxidoreductases, ligases, lyases, isomerases, proteases, molecular chaperons, and GTPases.
    • This protein has a pectate lyase enzyme activity and could be involved in cell wall elaboration during germination and pollen tube growth.

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