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An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of deoxyribonucleic acid to nucleotides. Abbreviated DNase.



an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of deoxyribonucleic acid. It belongs to the class of hydrolases, to the group of phosphatases. It is present in the cells of animals, plants, and microorganisms (except certain viruses).

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Napirei M, Wulf S, Eulitz D, Mannherz HG, Kloeckl T (2005) Comparative characterization of rat deoxyribonuclease 1 (Dnase1) and murine deoxyribonuclease 1-like 3 (Dnase1l3).
Shastina BB (2004) Deoxyribonuclease sperm of the sea urchin.
Altered Deoxyribonuclease Activity in Cancer Cells and its Role in Non Toxic Adjuvant Cancer Therapy with Mixed Vitamins C and K3.
Characterization of the endogenous deoxyribonuclease involved in nuclear DNA degradation during apoptosis (programmed cell deathEMBO J.
Human serum deoxyribonuclease I (DNase I) polymorphism: pattern similarities among isozymes from serum, urine, kidney, liver, and pancreas.
Measurement of deoxyribonuclease I activity in human tissues and body fluids by a single radial enzyme-diffusion method.
Plasma deoxyribonucleases are known to exist, but their activity in vitro at room temperature is not well characterized.

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