Definition of Esterase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of an ester ¹



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Definition of Esterase

1. a type of enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Esterase

1. An enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of organic esters to release an alcohol or thiol and acid. The term could be applied to enzymes that hydrolyse carboxylate, phosphate and sulphate esters, but is more often restricted to the first class of substrate. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Esterase

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Literary usage of Esterase

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"LIPOLYTIC ENZYMES: esterase. BY OT AVERY, MD, AND GLENN E. CULLEN, PH.D. (From the Hospital of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. ..."

2. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"The relation of serum esterase to liver destruction. Ibid 707-12.—Liver tissue showing fatty degeneration, obtained from animals poisoned with P or ..."

3. Status of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Identify Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"The primary molecular target for OPIDN initiation is the inhibition of membrane-bound enzyme called neurotoxic esterase (NTE) in the nervous system (Johnson ..."

4. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Causes of Inaccurate Leukocyte esterase Dipstick Tests False Positives False Negatives Contamination during collection Increased specific gravity Glycosuria ..."

5. Cocaine: Pharmacology, Effects, and Treatment of Abuse edited by John Grabowski (1994)
"The genetics of plasma esterase inheritance are relatively well understood (Neitlich ... The percent inhibition of the esterase activity by dibu- caine, ..."

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