aspartase


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aspartase

[ə′spär‚tās]
(biochemistry)
A bacterial enzyme that catalyzes the deamination of aspartic acid to fumaric acid and ammonia.
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(20) MRS may show normal to increased choline and myoinositol and decreased n-acetyl aspartase. (21)
Efficient production of L-phenylalanine catalyzed by a coupled enzymatic system of transaminase and aspartase., Enz.
Combination of [Na.sup.+] and L-glutamate resulted in toxicity of Lcr cells due to evident loss of aspartase. These results suggest that in the absence of [Ca.sup.2+] and presence of [Mg.sup.2+], [Na.sup.+], and L-glutamate Y.