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Definition of "hydrolase" [hy•dro•lase]

  • An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of a substrate. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "Enzymes either tear apart molecules (called hydrolase) or put them together (called conjugase). {"
  • "The region includes genes encoding a CoA-dependent methylmalonate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (dntE), a putative NADH-dependent dehydrogenase (ORF13), and a bifunctional isomerase/hydrolase (dntG)."
  • "Anna Helgadottir et al., “A variant of the gene encoding leukotriene A4 hydrolase confers ethnicity-specific risk of myocardial infarction,” Nature Genetics 38 2006, 68–74."