thiaminase

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thiaminase

(ˈθaɪəmɪnˌeɪz)
n
(Biochemistry) an enzyme that destroys thiamine and is often found in raw fish
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Thiaminase I, produced by Bacillus thiaminolyticus and Clostridium sporogenes, and thiaminase II, produced by Bacillus aneurinolyticus, catalyze the cleavage of thiamine.
Thiamine deficiencies are often secondary to ruminal acidosis, as one of the microorganisms which proliferate with grain intake produces thiaminase II, an enzyme which catalyzes the cleavage of thiamine (Merch Veterinary Manual 2008).