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 (ĭn-vûr′tās′, ĭn′vər-tās′, -tāz′)
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose. Also called saccharase, sucrase.


(Biochemistry) an enzyme, occurring in the intestinal juice of animals and in yeasts, that hydrolyses sucrose to glucose and fructose. Also called: saccharase


(ɪnˈvɜr teɪs, -teɪz)

also in•ver′tin,

an enzyme that causes the inversion of cane sugar into invert sugar.
Also called sucrase.
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Noun1.invertase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of sucrose into glucose and fructose
disaccharidase - an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides into monosaccharides
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Analysis of mechanism and kinetics of thermal inactivations of enzymes: evaluation of multi temperature data applied to inactivation of yeast invertase.
Structure of oligosaccharides on Saccharomyces SUC2 invertase secreted by the methylotrophic yeast Pichia pastoris.
The consummation of this pre-digestive act is accomplished by the enzymes invertase, amylase, and catalase, which are produced by the worker bee in such large quantities that they can be found in every part of their bodies.
To eat sucrose, yeast first have to use an enzyme called invertase to slice the sucrose molecule into more easily digestible glucose and fructose molecules.
On closer inspection, Michaelis and Menten would have seen invertase attach to a sugar molecule and break it in two.
mutans uses sucrose as a food source by the formation of glucose and fructose through the enzyme invertase.
Isto, possivelmente, favoreceu as atividades da sacarase extracelular e da invertase extracelular, duas das tres enzimas citadas como responsaveis pela hidrolise da sacarose.
Invertase enables the confectioner to produce very soft fondants at a stage when they are easy to handle.
Diastase and invertase activities in Meliponini and trigonini honeys from Venezuela.
While foraging, the bee secrets invertase, a digestive enzyme, that breaks down the sucrose in the nectar into two simpler sugars, fructose and glucose.
The full Lees' list is: sugar, glucose syrup, dry roasted coconut, hydrogenated vegetable oil, whey powder, breadcrumbs, fat reduced cocoa powder, dried egg albumen, invertase, flavouring, emulsifier E322, stabiliser E405 and salt.