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Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of a chemical bond.

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(Biochemistry) an enzyme, such as an esterase, that controls hydrolysis
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(ˈhaɪ drəˌleɪs, -ˌleɪz)

an enzyme that catalyzes hydrolysis.
[< French (1921), = hydrol(yse) hydrolysis + -ase -ase]
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The median predicted bile salt hydrolase (BSH) gene abundance in rCDI was 20% of the median value in controls (P = .001), and it also was significantly lower than in fCDI (P = .001).
In Prunus, enzymes associated with this activity include amygdalin hydrolase, prunasin hydrolase, and mandelonitrile lyase (Swain et al., 1992).
Ubiquitin carboxyterminal hydrolase L1 (UCHL1) is a 223-amino-acid protein encoded by 9 exons [37].
The study that tested a fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitor in osteoarthritis patients was stopped early because of futility.
Three dimensional structures of lipases have demonstrated the presence of various conserved domains including active site motif, metal binding pocket, a/AY hydrolase fold and regulatory elements binding domains [4, 5].
Isolation and characterization of multiple forms of prunasin hydrolase from black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) seeds.
Hydrolase, transferase, oxidoreductase and lyase enzyme activity, all of which participate directly in the C, N, P and S cycles, has been detected in soil (Ceron-Rincon & Melgarejo-Munoz, 2005).
(23) Like bromelain, papain also has a specifically characterized enzymatic designation, that of EC, designating it as a hydrolase (EC 3), which acts on peptide bonds (EC 3.4), functions as a cysteine endopeptidases (EC 3.4.22), and is derived from papain (EC 3A22.2).