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Definitions of N Acetylmuramide Glycanhydrolase

  1. A basic enzyme that is present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids. It functions as an antibacterial agent. The enzyme catalyzes the hydrolysis of 1, 4- beta- linkages between N- acetylmuramic acid and N- acetyl- D- glucosamine residues in peptidoglycan and between N- acetyl- D- glucosamine residues in chitodextrin. EC 3. 2. 1. 17.
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