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Any of numerous compounds that are produced by living organisms and function as biochemical catalysts. Some enzymes are simple proteins, and others consist of a protein linked to one or more nonprotein groups.

[German Enzym, from Medieval Greek enzūmos, leavened : Greek en-, in; see en-2 + Greek zūmē, leaven, yeast.]

en′zy·mat′ic (-zə-măt′ĭk), en·zy′mic (-zī′mĭk, -zĭm′ĭk) adj.
en′zy·mat′i·cal·ly, en·zy′mi·cal·ly adv.


(ˌɛnzaɪˈmætɪkəlɪ) or


(Microbiology) in the manner of enzymes
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The LADR(TM) technology used with DK049 employs a two-stage linker that utilizes both pH sensitivity and acts enzymatically to allow release of its cytotoxic drug payload which extends the duration of exposure in tumors.
Xiapex is a combination of two purified clostridial collagenases for injection that enzymatically disrupts the contracting cord and collagen plaque and reduces the contraction.
The SME consortium has complementary proprietary technologies and proposes to leverage this complementary expertise and know-how for defining novel processes of enzymatically conjugating small molecule toxins to antibodies that allow full control about toxin coupling site and ratio.
There is very limited information regarding the effects of enzymatically hydrolyzed yeast (EHY) cell wall components on growth performance of feedlot cattle, particularly during period of high ambient temperature to which a majority of feedlot cattle will be exposed during some portion of the growing-finishing period.
Due to its moderate hydrophobicity, APPS penetrates effectively into the dermis, the third skin layer, where it is then enzymatically converted to ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
After the hydrogel particles formed, the caseinate was enzymatically cross-linked, using transglutaminase, to improve the stability of the biopolymer matrix.
It mainly consists of maltodextrin which is enzymatically derived product from starch.
Scientists have uncovered an enzymatically modified rice bran that has been shown to increase NK cell activity in circulating blood cells by up to 84%
This patented enzymatically converted potato starch efficiently replaces gelatin without compromising sensory properties or stability, while meeting the dietary requirements of kosher, halal and vegetarian/vegan, according to the company.
Their topics include discovering and developing isozyme-selected inhibitors involved in lipid metabolism, enzyme assays and rodent models of metabolic diseases, the evolution of an orally active prodrug of gencitabine, enzymatically activated phosphate and phosphonate prodrugs, and methods and principles of pancreatic function tests.
Enzymatically hydrolyzed into component amino acids for optimal absorption and utilization by the body, Best Collagen provides support for hair, skin, nails, tendons, ligaments, and bone.
Perclot granules are enzymatically degraded by alpha-amylase and glucoamylase and by macrophages.