urease

NOUN
  1. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia; is present in intestinal bacteria
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How To Use urease In A Sentence

  • The steady-state ITC method has been used to determine the enzyme kinetics parameters of several enzymes, including H. pylori urease, E. coli GroEL chaperonin, heparinase I, yeast hexokinase, HIV protease, pyruvate carboxylase, and dinucleoside polyphosphate hydrolase. GEN News Highlights
  • Urease activity which was shown to be critical for M. tuberculosis survival in phagosome is dependent on Nickel, while Vitamin B12 biosynthesis which is a Cobalt dependent process is important for PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Tests showed that urease is also a protein, making this the first ever protein to be crystallized. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1946 - Speed Read
  • This hydrolysis of urea is facilitated by the universal and abundant enzyme, urease.
  • However, a variety of urease producing bacteria are present in the mouth and swallowed in the saliva.
  • Urease liberated in these events seems to coat bacterial cell surfaces where its hydrolysis of urea to produce ammonia may provide a first line defense against gastric acidity.
  • However, six months after the end of treatment, only three of the 15 patients had a negative urease test, indicating the infection had returned in the others.
  • The activity of Soil urease, acidphosphotase and invertase weakened with increase of soil depth.
  • In 1926, however, in connection with his studies of a special enzyme "urease", James B. Sumner of Cornell University, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1946 - Presentation Speech
  • It produces an enzyme called urease, which neutralises stomach acid.
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