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 (ĕs′tə-rās′, -rāz′)
Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of an ester.


(ˈɛstəˌreɪs; -ˌreɪz)
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids


(ˈɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz)

any enzyme that hydrolyzes an ester into an alcohol and an acid.
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Contract: Nhs framework - icatibant and c1 esterase products for the treatment of hereditary angioedema
It was reported yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved the technology transfer of Ireland-based Shire's Cinryze - a C1 esterase inhibitor - drug product manufacturing process to its Vienna, Austria manufacturing site.
We found statistically significant correlations between increased resistance to 5-fluorocytosine and higher enzymatic activity of alkaline phosphatase, chymotrypsin, and alpha-glucosidase; increased resistance to fluconazole and higher enzymatic activity of esterase and beta-glucosidase as well as increased susceptibility to ketoconazole and higher enzymatic activity of cystine arylamidase; increased susceptibility to fluconazole and higher enzymatic activity of mannosidase.
USPRwire, Wed Oct 25 2017] This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) (C1 Esterase Inhibitor [C1-INH] Deficiency), complete with comparative analysis at various stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Serumleukocytosis, pyuria, and urine leukocyte esterase have been identified as predictors of urinary tract infection (UTI) in infants younger than 90 days of age, with males being more likely to develop UTI than females.
Among developmental stages, the 4th instar larvae possessed higher esterase activities than 6th instar larvae and adult beetles in all populations of T.
through the morphology of the female perineal region, characterization of the esterase profile, and amplification of specific DNA regions in samples from different soybean-producing areas in Brazil.
These components included carbohydrate, glycerol, soluble protein, esterase and trehalase.
The urine strip test reaction for leucocytes is based on the action of leucocyte esterase in catalysing the hydrolysis of an ester of indolecarboxylic acid.
11 January 2017 - UK-based newly formed immune-oncology company Macrophage Pharma Ltd has acquired global rights to a novel technology platform, Esterase Sensitive Motif, from Chroma Therapeutics Ltd.
officinalis to inhibit acetylcholine esterase (AChE) as well as their ability to inhibit melanin biosynthesis in B16 melanoma cells.
Esterase catalyzes reactions like interesterification, intraesterification and transesterification.