phytase

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phytase

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(biochemistry)
An enzyme occurring in plants, especially cereals, which catalyzes hydrolysis of phytic acid to inositol and phosphoric acid.
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A study conducted by Wodzinski and Ullah (1996) also reported that 6-phytases such as ECP would completely dephosphorylate the phytate molecule, whereas 3-phytases such as ANP do not due to their respective initiation sites.