Definition of Phosphodiesterase

1. Noun. (enzyme) Any of a family of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of phosphodiester links in nucleic acids ¹



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Medical Definition of Phosphodiesterase

1. An enzyme that cleaves phosphodiesters to give a phosphomonoester and a free hydroxyl group. Examples include RNase, DNase, phospholipases C and D and the enzymes that convert cyclic nucleotides to the monoester forms. In casual usage the cAMP phosphodiesterase is usually meant. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phosphodiesterase

phosphoamidases
phosphoamides
phosphoamino acids
phosphoarginine
phosphocane
phosphocellobiase
phosphocholine
phosphocholine phosphatase
phosphocholines
phosphocreatine
phosphodeoxyribomutase
phosphodiester
phosphodiester bond
phosphodiester hydrolases
phosphodiester linkage
phosphodiesterase (current term)
phosphodiesterase-phosphomonoesterase
phosphodiesterase inhibitors
phosphodiesterases
phosphodiesters
phosphodimethylethanolamine N-methyltransferase
phosphodismutase
phosphoellenbergerite
phosphoenol
phosphoenolpyruvate
phosphoenolpyruvate-cellobiose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-glucose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-maltose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-mannose phosphotransferase
phosphoenolpyruvate-protein phosphotransferase

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