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A basic enzyme that is present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids. It functions as an antibacterial agent. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrin. EC

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.450.642

MeSH Unique ID: D009113

Registry Number: EC

Entry Terms:

  • N-Acetylmuramide Glycanhydrolase
  • Glycanhydrolase, N-Acetylmuramide
  • N Acetylmuramide Glycanhydrolase
  • Lysozyme
  • Leftose

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