acid hydrolase


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acid hydrolase

[‚as·əd ′hī·drə‚lās]
(biochemistry)
Any of a group lysosomal digestive enzymes that function optimally in an acidic environment and can sever (by hydrolysis) particular chemical bonds found in natural materials.
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Presumably, crystalline or paracrystalline inclusions are composed of proteinaceous material that one would expect to be subject to attack by acid hydrolases present in the lysosome.