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an enzyme acting as a catalyst in the hydrolysis of an amide


(ˈæm ɪˌdeɪs, -ˌdeɪz)

an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of an acid amide.
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Identification of Amidase negative strains of Bacillus thuringiensis.
4]-(N-acetyl-[beta]-glucosaminyl)asparagine amidase F.
Chymotrypsin and trypsin substrates are based on amidase activity that releases the same chromogenic reporter group, so that comparisons can be made.
In addition, tissue samples from the pancreas and the proximal region of the jejunum were also collected to assess the tissue protein content (pancreas and jejunum), and specific activities of digestive enzymes (chymotrypsin amidase, maltase, sucrase, alkaline phosphatise, and lipase).
Improvement of Posttranslational Bottlenecks in the Production of Penicillin Amidase In Recombinant Escherichia Coli Strains.
Amidase enzyme activity was determined by the method of Erlanger et al.
A fibrinogen-clotting serine proteinase from Cerastes cerastes (horned viper) venom with arginine-esterase and amidase activities.
The soil enzymes that have been used for these studies are dehydrogenase, beta-glucosidase, cellulose, phenol oxidase, urease, amidase, phosphatase and arylsulphatase.
Inhibi- tion of isoniazid - induced hepatotoxicity in rabbits by pretreatment with an amidase inhibitor.
PZA is converted to the active form of pyrazinoic acid (POA) by an amidase enzyme (PncA) also identified by Zhang's group in 1996.