acid phosphatase


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acid phosphatase

[′as·əd ′fäs·fə‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme in blood which catalyzes the release of phosphate from phosphate esters; optimum activity at pH 5.
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Differential activities of acid phosphatase from adaxial and abaxial regions of Lupinus luteus (Fabaceae) cotyledons.
Acid phosphatase of the lysosomal and soluble fraction of the rat liver.
Disease-specific expression of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase isoforms.
Persistence of spermatozoa and prostatic acid phosphatase in specimens from deceased individuals during varied postmortem intervals.
A novel phytase with sequence similarity to purple acid phosphatases is expressed in cotyledons of germinating soybean seedlings.
The results from this study showed that phytase from Bacillus cereus EME 48 belongs to the second class since it is highly specific to sodium phytate and has very little or no activity on other phosphate esters under the given assay conditions, indicates that the phytase is different from the general acid phosphatase.
Table-7: Effects of bacterial inoculations on activity of acid phosphatase enzyme (units g-1) of Triticum aestivum grown under different concentrations of Chromium salts (CrCl3, K2CrO4, K2Cr2O7)=
Measurement of tartarate-resistant acid phosphatase and the brain isoenzyme of creatine kinase accurately diagnoses type II autosomal dominant osteopetrosis but does not identify gene carriers.
Considered as an indicator of the necessity of P by plants and classified based on the pH of action, the activity of leaf acid phosphatase will be higher, the lower is the amount of available P (Gatiboni et al.
2, (c) vimentin, (d) prostate specific acid phosphatase, and (e) androgen receptor showed small-sized but pleomorphic anaplastic tumor cells.
Terminal differentiation in those two signal pathways is characterized by the expression of differentiation markers such as tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP), cathepsin K, etc.