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  • See hydrolyze.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of hydrolyze.

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  • verb undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water


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  • Fourteen percent of the caucasian population, seventy percent of non-nilotic African and as many as ninety percent of oriental are allergic to lactose, naturally after weaning being unable to produce the lactase necessary to hydrolyse lactose, with many deleterious consequences, including migraine and asthma.

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  • Corynebacterium sp. is reported to be able to hydrolyse starch and produce organic acids.

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  • The amount of lime theoretically necessary to hydrolyse a given quantity of a triglyceride, ignoring for the moment any catalytic influence, can be readily calculated; thus with stearin the reaction may be represented by the equation: --

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  • The most usual method adopted in the manufacture of soap is to hydrolyse the fat or oil by caustic soda or potash, the fatty acids liberated at the same time combining with the catalyst, _i. e._, soda or potash, to form soap.

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  • The name "lipobacter" has been proposed by De Kruyff for bacteria which hydrolyse fats.

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  • _ -- Though this subject is not of any practical interest in the preparation of fatty acids for soap-making, it may be mentioned, in passing, that some bacteria readily hydrolyse fats.

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  • SpGH38 is also able to hydrolyse (Man) 5 (GlcNAc) 2 N-glycans to (Man) 3

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  • Nevertheless there is suggestive evidence from immunoprecipitated material and from fusion proteins that, despite the remarkable modification in the G1 motif, the GMS subfamily proteins are able to bind and hydrolyse GTP The expression of Irgm1, together with other IRG proteins (except Irgc), is strongly induced by interferons

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  • Arginases hydrolyse arginine to urea and ornithine, the latter being the precursor of polyamines, the well-studied wound healers.

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  • The researchers used the commercial enzymes Flavourzyme and Alcalase (Novozymes) to hydrolyse casein.

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