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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At higher concentrations, these ions rupture lysosomes and release destructive acid hydrolases (Dalston et al.
It was found that lysosomes membrane rupture and release of acid hydrolases contribute to apoptosis and necrosis of proximal tubular cells, this was identified in pathological situations (Servais et al.
Studies on acid hydrolases in adult and foetal tissues.