Definition of Lyase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of many classes of enzyme that catalyze the breaking of a specific form of bond ¹



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Definition of Lyase

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Medical Definition of Lyase

1. An enzyme of the EC Class 4, that strips a group from a molecule to form a double bond or adds a group to a double bond. A lyase catalyses the nonhydrolytic removal of a group from a substrate with the resulting formation of a double bond. The reverse reaction is performed by a synthetase. The group include decarboxylases, aldolases and dehydratases. (14 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Lyase

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1. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"In the rat kidney, (3-lyase exists as a cytosolic glutamine transaminase K isoform ... Similar isoforms of fJ-lyase have also been reported in mitochondria! ..."

2. Man by Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1904)
"When the king dies, and during the interregnum, lyase is regent. These last three great pro-kings had the right to sacrifice a cow to their father and a cow ..."

3. Gene Expression in Algae and Fungi Including Yeast: Bibliography January by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (2001)
"... Quick Bibliography Series High level expression of isocitrate lyase gene of n-alkane-utilizing yeast Candida tropical!* in Sac- charomyces cerevisiae. ..."

4. Gene Expression in Horticultural Crops: Bibliography January 1991-October 1992 by Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"Conditions for elicitor induction of a member of the phenylalanine ammonia-lyase (PAL) gene family in pea was also investigated using a chimeric gene ..."

5. Tissue Culture: Plants : A Bibliography, January 1991-April 1993. by Henry Gilbert (1994)
"The use of an inhibitor of phenylalanine ammonia lyase, ie cinnamic acid, along with the homogenate, resulted in an appearance of 90% of the alkaloids in ..."

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