acid phosphatase

acid phosphatase
noun Date: 1949 a phosphatase (as the phosphomonoesterase from the prostate gland) optimally active in acid medium

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  • Acid phosphatase — is an enzyme that works under acid conditions and is made in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and the prostate gland. Abnormally high serum levels of the enzyme may, for example, indicate prostate disease (infection, injury, or cancer). * * * acid… …   Medical dictionary

  • acid phosphatase — acid phosphatase. См. кислая фосфатаза. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • acid phosphatase —    An enzyme which is found in high concentration in seminal fluid. Any nonspecific phosphatase requiring an acid medium for optimum activity …   Forensic science glossary

  • acid phosphatase — Enzyme (EC 3.1.3.2) with acidic pH optimum, that catalyses cleavage of inorganic phosphate from a variety of substrates. Found particularly in lysosomes and secretory vesicles. Can be localized histochemically using various forms of the Gomori… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • acid phosphatase test —    One of the best known and most widely employed techniques for semen identification. This enzyme can be found in the male prostate gland and is sometimes abbreviated as “AP.” …   Forensic science glossary

  • Prostatic acid phosphatase — (PAP), also prostatic specific acid phosphatase (PSAP), is an enzyme produced by the prostate. It may be found in increased amounts in men who have prostate cancer or other diseases.The highest levels of acid phosphatase are found in metastasized …   Wikipedia

  • Tartrate resistant acid phosphatase — is a glycosylated monomeric metalloenzyme expressed in mammals.cite journal | author = Baumbach GA, Saunders PT, Ketcham CM, Bazer FW, Roberts RM | title = Uteroferrin contains complex and high mannose type oligosaccharides when synthesized in… …   Wikipedia

  • Phosphatidic acid phosphatase 2c — Phosphatidic acid phosphatase type 2C, also known as PPAP2C, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: PPAP2C phosphatidic acid phosphatase type 2C| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView… …   Wikipedia

  • Prostate acid phosphatase — An enzyme produced by the prostate that is elevated in some patients with prostate cancer …   Medical dictionary

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