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An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of deoxyribonucleic acid to nucleotides. Abbreviated DNase.



an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of deoxyribonucleic acid. It belongs to the class of hydrolases, to the group of phosphatases. It is present in the cells of animals, plants, and microorganisms (except certain viruses).

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Activity measurement for deoxyribonucleases I and II with picogram sensitivity based on DNA/SYBR Green I fluorescence.
Plasma deoxyribonucleases are known to exist, but their activity in vitro at room temperature is not well characterized.

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