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phospholipase d
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme found mostly in plant tissue. It hydrolyzes glycerophosphatidates with the formation of a phosphatidic acid and a nitrogenous base such as choline. This enzyme also catalyses transphosphatidylation reactions.

Chemical name: Phosphatidylcholine phosphatidohydrolase

Registry number: EC 3.1.4.4

(12 Dec 1998)