hydro-lyasesmedical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> Enzymes that catalyze the removal of water from a substrate by breakage of a carbon-oxygen bond, leading to formation of a double bond. The recommended name is usually dehydratase. The term synthase or hydratase is used when the reverse aspect of the reaction is dominant.

Registry number: EC 4.2.1.

(12 Dec 1998)

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