heterolysis


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het·er·ol·y·sis

 (hĕt′ə-rŏl′ĭ-sĭs, -ə-rō-lī′sĭs)
n. pl. het·er·ol·y·ses (-sēz′)
1. Biology The destruction of cells by the action of enzymes originating from a source outside the cells, as from neutrophils.
2. Chemistry A chemical reaction in which the breaking of bonds leads to the formation of ion pairs.

het′er·o·lyt′ic (-ə-rō-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

heterolysis

(ˌhɛtəˈrɒlɪsɪs)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the dissolution of the cells of one organism by the lysins of another. Compare autolysis
2. (Chemistry) chem Also called: heterolytic fission the dissociation of a molecule into two ions with opposite charges. Compare homolysis
heterolytic adj

heterolysis

the destruction of the cells of one species by the enzymes or lysins of another species. — heterolytic, adj.
See also: Biology
Translations
hétérolyse
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Although the exact mechanism of this synthetic method is not clear, however, it's seems that boric acid by its weak Bronsted as well as Lewis acidity characters can activate the epoxide ring for heterolysis by Ac2O.
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The enzymes can be derived either from the lysosomes of dead cells themselves, in which case it is referred to as autolysis, or from the lysosomes of the leukocytes in the inflammatory reactions, the heterolysis.