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

  • Chakrabarty first determined that the genes for oil-degrading enzymes were carried not on the microbes' chromosomes, where most genetic material is found, but elsewhere in the .
  • 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.
  • But most industrial enzyme users shy away from living ferments, which are hard to control.
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  • 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), ...
    June 13, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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
    June 11, 2013 - PRWeb
  • 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 ...
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!

  • Ruslana Lyzhychko in Cornell Chronicle
    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...
  • Carolyn Bertozzi in Science Daily (press release)
    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...
  • Demi Moore in Edmonton Journal
    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...

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