desmolase

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desmolase

[′dez·mə‚lās]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group of enzymes which catalyze rupture of atomic linkages that are not cleaved through hydrolysis, such as the bonds in the carbon chain ofD-glucose.
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Cholesterol is converted to pregnenolone by the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc) in both granulosa and thecal cells.
Furthermore, MEHP was specific for aromatase and did not decrease transcript levels of the cholesterol side-chain cleavage enzyme (P450scc) in the granulosa cell.
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