Autolysin - definition of autolysin by The Free Dictionary
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au·tol·y·sin (ô-tŏl′ĭ-sĭn, ô′tə-lī′sĭn)
An enzyme that breaks down the cells or tissues within which it is produced.
autolysin (ˌɔːtəˈlaɪsɪn; ɔːˈtɒlɪ-)
(Biochemistry) any agent that produces autolysis
au•to•ly•sin (ˌɔt lˈaɪ sɪn, ɔˈtɒl ə-)
any agent producing autolysis.
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Indeed, almost all antibiotics indirectly trigger this autolysin
This assay utilized the autolysin
gene and was evaluated using only a small number of culture-negative clinical samples.
pneumoniae PCR targeting the autolysin
gene (lytA) was performed by using a TaqMan probe and primers as described by McAvin et al.