dextranase
noun Date: circa 1949 a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating dental plaque

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  • dextranase — /dek streuh nays , nayz /, n. Biochem. an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller oligosaccharides: used in dentifrices to dissolve dental plaque. [1945 50; DEXTRAN + ASE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dextranase — An enzyme hydrolyzing α 1,6 d glucosidic linkages in dextran; used in the prevention of caries. * * * dex·tran·ase strə .nās, .nāz n a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating plaque …   Medical dictionary

  • dextranase — dex·tran·ase …   English syllables

  • dextranase — strəˌnās, ˌnāz noun ( s) Etymology: dextran + ase : a hydrolase that prevents tooth decay by breaking down dextran and eliminating dental plaque * * * /dek streuh nays , nayz /, n. Biochem. an enzyme that hydrolyzes dextran to smaller… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dextrin dextranase — Identifiers EC number 2.4.1.2 CAS number 9032 13 7 …   Wikipedia

  • dextrin dextranase — A glucosyltransferase transferring 1,4 α d glucosyl residues, thus catalyzing the synthesis of dextrans (with 1,6 links between monosaccharide units) from dextrins (with 1,4 links) by glucose transfer. SYN: dextrin → dextran transglucosidase,… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of EC numbers (EC 3) — This list contains a list of EC numbers for the third group, EC 3, hydrolases, placed in numerical order as determined by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.EC 3.1: Acting on Ester BondsEC… …   Wikipedia

  • List of EC numbers (EC 2) — This list contains a list of EC numbers for the second group, EC 2, transferases, placed in numerical order as determined by the Nomenclature Committee of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.EC 2.1: Transferring One… …   Wikipedia

  • Hydrolase — Cristal de lysozyme Les hydrolases constituent une classe d enzymes qui catalysent les réactions d hydrolyse de molécules suivant la réaction générale : R R + H2O ⇌ R OH + R H On y trouve par exemple les estérases, qui hydrolysent les …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dextrinase — Any of the enzymes catalyzing the hydrolysis of dextrins; e.g., amylo 1,6 glucosidase, dextrin dextranase. limit d. 1. SYN: α dextrin endo 1,6 α glucosidase. 2. SYN: oligo α 1,6 glucosidase. * * * dex·trin·ase (dekґstrin ās) any enzyme that… …   Medical dictionary

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