diesterase


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diesterase

[dī′es·tə‚rās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme such as a nuclease which splits the linkages binding individual nucleotides of a nucleic acid.
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28) It appears to work by inhibiting the enzyme phospho diesterase 1 (PDE1), resulting in relaxation of cerebral blood vessel walls.
Sections of 5 pm thick were cut by microtome, stained with haematoxylin and Eosin and monted on diesterase phthalate xylene.
Cyclic nucleotide phospho diesterase 3A-deficient mice as a model of female infertility.
1999) demonstrated that cyclic nucleotide phospho diesterase activity in the brain, liver, heart and kidney tissues can be inhibited by AFB1.