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Type C Phospholipases

A subclass of phospholipases that hydrolyze the phosphoester bond found in the third position of GLYCEROPHOSPHOLIPIDS. Although the singular term phospholipase C specifically refers to an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE (EC, it is commonly used in the literature to refer to broad variety of enzymes that specifically catalyze the hydrolysis of PHOSPHATIDYLINOSITOLS.

Year introduced: 2007(1980)

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Tree Number(s): D08.811.277.352.640.700.700

MeSH Unique ID: D010738

Registry Number: EC 3.1.4.-

Entry Terms:

  • Phospholipases, Type C
  • Phospholipases C
  • Phospholipase C
  • Lecithinase C

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