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- noun biochemistry Any
enzymethat catalyses the removal of acylgroups, especially from acylated amino acids
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An article on the structure and function of the so-called quorum-quenching acylase was published on 21 December 2009 in the online edition of the
The clarified structure of the bacterial jammer provides insight into the precise functioning of the acylase and could be the first step in the development of a new antibacterial therapy.
"The quorum-quenching N-acyl homoserine lactone acylase PvdQ is an Ntn-hydrolase with an unusual substrate-binding pocket."
The quorum-quenching acylase of which the Groningen research team has determined the structure is capable of cutting off these signal molecules.