Lysozymes in the animal kingdom

  title={Lysozymes in the animal kingdom},
  author={L. Callewaert and C. Michiels},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  • L. Callewaert, C. Michiels
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Lysozymes (EC are hydrolytic enzymes, characterized by their ability to cleave the β-(1,4)-glycosidic bond between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine in peptidoglycan, the major bacterial cell wall polymer. In the animal kingdom, three major distinct lysozyme types have been identified — the c-type (chicken or conventional type), the g-type (goose-type) and the i-type (invertebrate type) lysozyme. Examination of the phylogenetic distribution of these lysozymes reveals that c… CONTINUE READING
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