from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An enzyme occurring naturally in egg white, human tears, saliva, and other body fluids, capable of destroying the cell walls of certain bacteria and thereby acting as a mild antiseptic.
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- n. A bacteriolytic (or antibiotic) enzyme found in many animal secretions, and in egg white.
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- n. an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria
Interestingly, lysozyme is also found in tears, so in theory you could fine your Cabernets by weeping into them.
NMR spectroscopy of the protein lysozyme in their experimental new superconducting spectrometer, and published the first paper on that subject.
Presented with the medical term "lysozyme," he blurted out: "May I please have all the information on this word?"
Tears are salt, as are all body fluids, and also contain a protein called lysozyme, which has the ability to kill bacteria and thus lend tears a disinfecting quality.
The speller with the most commanding stage presence continued to be Surjo Bandyopadhyay of Lusby, Md., who heard the medical word "lysozyme" and blurted out: "May I please have all the information on this word?"
These contain a chemical called "lysozyme" which functions as an anti-bacterial and protects our eyes from infection.
Fig. 3A and B) revealed that MstnPP soluble aggregates exhibit a morphology and size similar to that documented for amyloid protofibrils from a number of other proteins such as lysozyme Characterisation of MstnPP soluble aggregates by negative-stain transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and ThT binding.
Mr. INGRAHAM: And lysozyme has the honor of being discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming, who also discovered penicillin.
Mr. INGRAHAM: The lysozyme kills bacteria by breaking down their cell wall.
It consists of adding two human proteins, lactoferrin and lysozyme, which are produced inexpensively in genetically modified (GM) rice plants, to rice-based oral rehydration solution.
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