(redirected from S1 nuclease)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to S1 nuclease: mung bean nuclease, S1 nuclease mapping


 (no͞o′klē-ās′, -āz′, nyo͞o′-)
Any of several enzymes, including the endonucleases and the exonucleases, that hydrolyze bonds between nucleotides in nucleic acids.


(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse nucleic acids to simple nucleotides


(ˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, ˈnyu-)

any enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of nucleic acids.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nuclease - general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units
endonuclease - a nuclease that cleaves nucleic acids at interior bonds and so produces fragments of various sizes
exonuclease - a nuclease that releases one nucleotide at a time (serially) beginning at one of a nucleic acid
enzyme - any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions
References in periodicals archive ?
Plasmids carrying the vanA gene cluster were detected by using S1 nuclease digestion followed by hybridization with a vanA probe (4).
To eliminate psyllid RNA, RNAs were treated with S1 nuclease (Invitrogen).