Lysozyme is an enzyme that hydrolyzes the 1,4-beta links between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine, and thus destructive to cell walls of certain bacteria. It is present in tears and other body fluids, in egg whites and in some plant tissues.
An enzyme that hydrolyzes the peptidoglycan within the cell walls of bacteria.
Antibacterial mucolytic enzyme that attacks bacterial cell walls, resulting in bacterial lysis. It is present in lysosomes and is secreted in certain bodily secretions, such as tears.
A naturally occurring enzyme extracted from egg white protein and other animal and plant sources, which attacks the cell wall of gram-positive bacteria leading to cell lysis and death.
n. a enzymelike substance that is capable of destroying many kinds of bacteria. It is found in egg white, human tears, and most body fluids. As early as 1922, researchers have known that the enzyme lysozyme, found in nasal secretions , has important bacteria-destroying powers. (Science News Letter).
An enzyme that hydrolyzes glycosidic linkages within peptidoglycans in prokaryote cell walls.
an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
An enzyme that attacks the bonds on bacterial peptidoglycan. It is a natural defense found in tears
enzyme with antibacterial activity; found in saliva, tears
Enzyme which lyses bacterial cell walls. Also known as muramidase.
Glycosidase that hydrolyses the bond between N acetyl muramic acid and N acetyl glucosamine, thus cleaving an important polymer of the cell wall of many bacteria. Present in tears, saliva and in the lysomes of phagocytic cells, it is an important antibacterial defence, particularly against gram-positive bacteria.
an antibacterial enzyme occurring in body fluids and secretions that has the ability to dissolve, or lyse, the structure of certain bacteria.
(lie´ so zyme) • An enzyme in saliva, tears, and nasal secretions that attacks bacterial cell walls, as one of the body's nonspecific defense mechanisms.
Lysozyme (BE: lysosyme) is an enzyme , commonly referred to as the "body's own antibiotic" since it kills bacteria. It is abundantly present in a number of secretions, such as tears. This protein is present in cytoplasmic granules of the polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) and released through the mucosal secretions (such as tears and saliva).