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 (rī′bō-no͞o′klē-ās′, -āz′, -nyo͞o′-)
Any of various enzymes that break down RNA. Also called RNase.
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(ˌraɪbəʊˈnjuːkliːˌeɪs; -ˌeɪz)
(Biochemistry) any of a group of enzymes that catalyse the hydrolysis of RNA
[C20: from ribonucle(ic acid) + -ase]
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(ˌraɪ boʊˈnu kliˌeɪs, -ˌeɪz, -ˈnyu-)

any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of RNA. Also called RNase, RNAase.
ri`bo•nu•cle′ic, adj.
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Noun1.ribonuclease - a transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid
transferase - any of various enzymes that move a chemical group from one compound to another compound
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Gekko, "Compactness of thermally and chemically denatured ribonuclease A as revealed by volume and compressibility," Biochemistry, vol.
With these bacteria, and with enzymes such as ribonuclease to digest the bacteria, ruminants can thrive on fibrous plants such as grass.
The ribonuclease activity of binase was registered by 260 nm absorbance measuring of the products of binase hydrolysis of high molecular weight yeast RNA.
[6] Genes: U67, U67 protein UL95 [Human herpesvirus 6A]; RPP30, ribonuclease P/MRP 30kDa subunit.
Ribonuclease activity of RLL toward yeast tRNA (Sigma) was assayed by determining the generation of acid-soluble, UV absorbing species with the method of Mock et al.
3A illustrates multiplex amplification and simultaneous 2-probe detection and quantification of the ribonuclease P/MRP 30kDa subunit (RPP30; also known as RNaseP) gene and the TRECs for 374 samples used in the laboratory for SCID screening.
It did not exhibit hemagglutinating, ribonuclease, mitogenic or protease inhibitory activities.
They encode at least four protein domains in the order: protease, reverse transcriptase, ribonuclease H, and integrase (Marin and Llorens, 2000).