enzyme enzyme  /ˈɛn ˌzaɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

Usage(s):

  1. Introduced with splashy promotion campaigns less than three years ago, enzyme pre-soaks like Procter Gamble's Biz and Colgate-Palmolive's Axion quickly became household words.
  2. But most industrial enzyme users shy away from living ferments, which are hard to control.
  3. Three win Nobel Prize for work with versatile enzymes Because the basic blueprint of human life is encoded in hundreds of thousands of genes contained in unwieldy strands of.

News

  1. Food Enzymes Market Worth $2.3 Billion By 2018

    DALLAS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Food Enzymes Market By Types (Carbohydrase, Protease, Lipase), Applications (Beverages, Dairy, Bakery), Sources (Microorganisms, Plants, Animals), ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Molecular imaging enlists prostate enzyme to detect metastases

    ( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) No matter where they have hidden, metastatic prostate cancer cells still express some of the same signaling as normal prostate cells; in some cases even more so, as with the PSMA enzyme. Harnessing this enzyme could mean the beginning of a new platform for prostate cancer detection, staging, treatment and post-treatment monitoring, say researchers at the Society ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  3. The Feed Enzyme Market Was Valued at $781.7 Million in 2012 and Expected to Increase to $1,193.0 Million by 2018 ...

    Feed Enzyme Market report estimates the global market size in terms of value and volume. It studies the market in various regions and key countries from each region. Market drivers, restraints, and opportunities are discussed in detail for the same (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/feed-enzyme-market/06/prweb10820952.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "DlaT's main job is to help M. tuberculosis get energy from nutrients. But when the bacterium is under stress, it also uses the enzyme to defend itself against oxidative damage from human immune cells, such as macrophages," explains study lead...
    on Mar 13, 2008 By: Ruslana Lyzhychko Source: Cornell Chronicle

  2. "To do this we actually borrowed a machinery from nature, which is out there in pretty much all organisms and was just waiting for us to take advantage of," Bertozzi says. "It's called the formylglycine generating enzyme, or FGE, and it...
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Carolyn Bertozzi Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. Demi Moore, on David Letterman the other night, explained her youthful appearance this way: "I was in Austria doing a cleanse and part of the treatment was leech therapy ...... we're talking high level blood suckers. They have a little enzyme that...
    on Mar 30, 2008 By: Demi Moore Source: Edmonton Journal

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