phospholipase C

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phospholipase C

[‚fäs·fə′lī‚pās ¦sē]
(biochemistry)
A widely distributed enzyme of considerable physiological significance that hydrolyzes phospholipids at the phosphodiester bond to produce diacylglycerol and a phosphorylated head group, as found in phosphocholine or phosphoinositol. Abbreviated PLC.
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