lysozyme lysozyme

Definition(s):

  • (n) an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria

Usage(s):

  • So far, he had found only a weak one, called lysozyme, extracted from body fluids.

News

  • New imaging technique captures protein vibrations

    This graphic visualizes the vibrations in lysozyme, an antibacterial protein found in many animals, as it is excited by terahertz light, depicted by the red wave arrow.
    on January 16, 2014     Source: UB Reporter

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