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  • noun biochemistry Any enzyme that catalyses the removal of acyl groups, especially from acylated amino acids


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  • An article on the structure and function of the so-called quorum-quenching acylase was published on 21 December 2009 in the online edition of the

    Signs of the Times 2009

  • The clarified structure of the bacterial jammer provides insight into the precise functioning of the acylase and could be the first step in the development of a new antibacterial therapy.

    Signs of the Times 2009

  • "The quorum-quenching N-acyl homoserine lactone acylase PvdQ is an Ntn-hydrolase with an unusual substrate-binding pocket."

    Signs of the Times 2009

  • The quorum-quenching acylase of which the Groningen research team has determined the structure is capable of cutting off these signal molecules.

    Signs of the Times 2009


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