An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea to carbon dioxide and ammonia; used as an antitumor enzyme; it is present in intestinal bacteria and accounts for most of the ammonia generated from urea in mammals.

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ure·ase 'yu̇r-ē-.ās, -.āz n a crystallizable enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide, is present in the alkaline fermentation of urine, and is produced by many bacteria and found in various seeds

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an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide.

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ure·ase (uґre-ās) [EC] an enzyme of the hydrolase class that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea to CO2 and ammonia; it is a nickel protein found in microorganisms and plants that is frequently used in clinical assays of plasma urea concentrations.

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  • Urease — (EC number| is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into carbon dioxide and ammonia. The reaction occurs as follows:(NH2)2CO + H2O → CO2 + 2NH3 Urea + Water urease > Ammonium Carbonate In 1926 James Sumner showed that urease is …   Wikipedia

  • urease — urease. См. уреаза. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • Urease — Urease, zu den ⇒ Hydrolasen gehörendes nickelhaltiges Enzym, das Harnstoff in CO2, H2O und NH3 spaltet. U. war das erste Enzym, das in reiner Form dargestellt wurde (1926) …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • urease — [yoor′ē ās΄, yoor′ēāz΄] n. [ URE(A) + ASE] an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea into ammonia and carbon dioxide or ammonium carbonate …   English World dictionary

  • Uréase — Représentation de l uréase L uréase (découverte en 1876 par Musculus[1]) est une enzyme qui catalyse la réaction de transformation de l urée en dioxyde de carbone et ammoniac …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Urease — Ure|a|se 〈f. 19〉 Harnstoff spaltendes Enzym [<grch. ouron „Harn“] * * * U|re|a|se [↑ Urea u. ↑ ase], die; : eine in manchen Pflanzen, Mikroorganismen u. Wirbellosen verbreitet auftretende nickelhaltige Amidhydrolase, MG 480 000, die Harnstoff… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • urease — /yoor ee ays , ayz /, n. Biochem. an enzyme that changes urea into ammonium carbonate, occurring in bacteria, fungi, etc. [1895 1900; URE(A) + ASE] * * * ▪ enzyme       an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea, forming ammonia and carbon… …   Universalium

  • urease — ureazė statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Fermentas, katalizuojantis karbamido hidrolizę. atitikmenys: angl. urease rus. уреаза …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • urease — noun Date: 1892 an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of urea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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