Definition of Thiaminase

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Medical Definition of Thiaminase

1. 1. An enzyme present in raw fish that destroys thiamin and may produce thiamin deficiency in animals on a diet largely composed of raw fish. 2. A hydrolase cleaving thiamin into a pyrimidine moiety (i.e., 2-methyl-4-amino-5-hydroxymethylpyrimidine) and a thiazole moiety (i.e., 4-methyl-5-(2'-hydroxyethyl)-thiazole); the pyrimidine moiety may appear in the urine as pyramin. Synonym: thiaminase II. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thiaminase

thiamazole
thiambutene
thiambutenes
thiambutosine
thiamethoxan
thiamin
thiamin-triphosphatase
thiamin deficiency
thiamin hydrochloride
thiamin hydrochloride unit
thiamin mononitrate
thiamin oxidase
thiamin pyridinylase
thiamin pyrophosphate
thiamin pyrophosphokinase
thiaminase (current term)
thiaminase I
thiaminase II
thiaminases
thiamine
thiamine deficiency
thiamine monophosphate
thiamine pyrophosphatase
thiamine pyrophosphate
thiamine triphosphate
thiamines
thiamins
thiamphenicol
thiamylal
thiamylal sodium

Literary usage of Thiaminase

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"This condition is not due to thiaminase, but to an agent with radiomimetic ... Cattle seem to be unaffected by thiaminase, although a depression in urinary ..."

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