inducible enzyme


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inducible enzyme

[in′dü·sə·bəl ′en‚zīm]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme which is present in trace quantities within a cell but whose concentration increases dramatically in the presence of substrate molecules.
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inducible enzymes (COX-2 and iNOS), some acute phase proteins, and immune receptors, all of which play critical roles in controlling inflammatory processes (Nam, 2006; Vanninietai.
Subsequently we determined that the inhibition of proinflammatory cytokine synthesis and inducible enzyme expression was due to a dose-dependent inhibition of phosphorylation of p38 and ERK1/2.
sup][6],[7] Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) are key enzymes in inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which are inducible enzymes and can be induced to mediate pathological damages.
The major factor for the expression of lipase activity has always been reported as the carbon source, since lipases are inducible enzymes (Gupta et al.