• Muramidase
German: Lysozym
Japanese: リゾチーム

Enzymology. A basic enzyme that is present in saliva, tears, egg white, and many animal fluids. It functions as an antibacterial agent. As a glycosidase it hydrolyses the bond between N acetyl muramic acid and N acetyl glucosamine, thus cleaving murein, an important polymer of the cell wall of many bacteria.

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