Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ferment.
  • n. The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ferment.
  • n. The morbific principle of a zymotic disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ferment.
  • n. The living germ or other poison, of whatever nature, which is believed to be the specific cause of a zymotic disease.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ζύμη ("leaven"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ebizuka, Y.; Sankawa, U.: A novel anthraquinone ring cleavage en - zyme from Aspergillus terreus.

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  • This en - zyme acts on a range of steroids with a 14a-methyl group;

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  • Reduction of FAD by NADPH is slower by 100fold, the mutant en - zyme reacts with oxygen to form 25% oxidized enzyme and 75% flavin hy - droperoxide, which successfully hydroxylates the substrate.

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  • Pur - ification, partial characterization and preparation of antiserum to the en - zyme.

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  • [2, 3] Km-Value (mM) 0.0001 ((6aR,11aR) - 3,9-dihydroxypterocarpan,, recombinant en - zyme expressed in yeast [6]) [6] 0.00016

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  • J.F.; Roberge, A.G.: Nitric oxide synthase in cat brain: cofactors - en - zyme-substrate interaction.

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  • Km: 0.240 mM [40]; Km: 0.14 mM [44]; < 1,5,18 > Km: 0. 2-1 mM, dependent on the concentrations of a-ketoglutarate and Fe2+, reduced pteridines can partially replace ascorbate [48]; recombinant enzyme, Km: 0.3 mM [59]; Km for wild-type en - zyme tetramer:

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  • (Kcat - values of wild-type and mutant en - zyme for different fatty acids and alkyl trimethylammonium compounds [4]) [4] Km-Value (mM) Additional information

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  • [1] S Additional information (, in the absence of oxygen the free en - zyme is slowly reduced by NADPH or NADH [1]) [1] P?

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  • < 27, 29-33 > (< 27,29-33 > the mutation completely inactivates the en - zyme [73]) [73] K270R

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  • Weird. But it sounds like a good book. :-)

    February 12, 2009

  • "For example, advocates of the chemical theory of disease argued that fire was a chemical process and a single match could set off a chain reaction that ignited an entire forest or city. They hypothesized that chemicals they called 'zymes' acted like a match. A zyme started a series of chemical reactions in the body that could launch the equivalent of fermentation—infection."
    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 50

    February 11, 2009