nonenzymatic

nonenzymatic

(ˌnɒnˌɛnzaɪˈmætɪk)
adj
relating to a process not produced by enzymes
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Adj.1.nonenzymatic - not relating to or produced by enzymes; "nonenzymatic systems"
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Urease, the enzyme responsible for the rapid hydrolysis of urea to ammonia, is highly stable in aqueous solutions and resistant to nonenzymatic breakdown.
Carotenoids, in addition to being accessory pigments of the photosynthetic apparatus, are also considered as part of the nonenzymatic mechanism of stress responses because they are lipophilic antioxidants and capable of detoxifying various forms of ROS (Havaux, 2013).
Due to hyperglycemia, there is nonenzymatic glycosylation of proteins such as collagen and elastin.
Specifically, nonenzymatic glycosylation in prolonged hyperglycemia has been known to cause irreversible end organ damage to the retina, glomerulus, coronary arteries, cerebral arteries, and peripheral circulation.
In noting increases in enzymatic and nonenzymatic antioxidant activity in sesamol-pretreated UVB-exposed fibroblasts, the investigators ascribed the apparent protective effects of sesamol to its antioxidant scavenging of reactive oxygen species.
Glutathione (GSH), a nonenzymatic antioxidant, was measured in the tissue homogenate according to the Ellman method.
Hemoglobin glycation is an irreversible nonenzymatic process that is dependent on blood glucose concentration and packed red blood cell transfusion can confound Hb [A.sub.1c] values.
The living organisms develop both enzymatic and nonenzymatic defensive mechanisms against the oxidative stress (Hu et al., 2007; Kakoolaki et al., 2013).
In addition, all enzymatic and some nonenzymatic antioxidants contain nitrogen, indicating that plants grown under lower nitrogen availability possess a lower antioxidant capacity (LIN et al., 2011).
An important factor in protein misfolding in the lens is nonenzymatic glycation.
To cope with the reactive oxygen species (ROS), the cells use antioxidant enzymes and nonenzymatic antioxidant mechanisms, but when an imbalance between pro-oxidants and antioxidants is attained, cellular damages can occur [4].