from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several enzymes, such as endonucleases and exonucleases, that hydrolize nucleic acids.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several enzymes capable of cleaving the phosphodiester bonds between the nucleotide subunits of nucleic acids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ferment which can cause the cleavage of nucleins. Specifically
- n. One of several bacteriolytic ferments so-named on account of their ability to digest the nucleoproteids of the bacterial cells.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. general term for enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of nucleic acid by cleaving chains of nucleotides into smaller units
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The enzyme, which they named FAN1, appears to be a nuclease, which is capable of slicing through strands of DNA.
Support for a particulate substructure of chromatin came from electron microscopy and from nuclease digestion and sedimentation analysis.
It was also demonstrated that a ribonuclease III-like nuclease, called Dicer, is responsible for the processing of dsRNA to short RNA34.
An RNA-directed nuclease mediates post-transcriptional gene silencing in Drosophila cells.
Each finger binds to a specific combination of DNA bases and is attached to a DNA-cutting enzyme called a nuclease.
The micrococcal nuclease calcium dependence was put to good use by Hugh Pelham, a graduate student in the lab, who developed the use of nuclease treatment of the lysate to assay heterologous mRNAs.
One other thing I learned about during the studies on the inhibition of protein synthesis by dsRNA was that micrococcal nuclease, which requires Ca2+ for activity, did not inhibit protein synthesis in the reticulocyte lysate provided no Ca2+ was present.
F.A. Cotton, which has determined the three-dimensional structure of nuclease at high resolution.
In recent years, Anfinsen has devoted himself primarily to comprehensive investigations of an extracellular nuclease of
Sangamo BioSciences Nasdaq: SGMO recently presented data from a phase 1 trial using the company's zinc finger nuclease.