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Asked in Lymphatic System, Immune System
Tears are considered to be part of what anatomical system?
Tears are considered to be part of the immune system. They contain lysozyme and other substances that protect against bacterial infection. ...
Asked in Microbiology
Which linkage breaks lysozyme in bacterial cell wall?
Bacterial cell walls contain a layer of peptidoglycan, which is the specific site that lysozyme attacks. The layer contains alternating molecules called N-acetylglucosamine and N-acetylmuramic acid. These molecules form a strong chain that acts as the backbone for the cell wall. The link between the two is cleaved by lysozyme. Once this chain is broken by lysozyme, it results in bacterial death. ...
Asked in Biology, Statistics, Animal Health, Action Replay
Mode of action lysozyme?
Lysozyme disrupts the cell walls of gram positive bacteria. This type of bacteria contain a peptidoglycan covering that functions as a protective barrier. Lysozyme hydrolyzes the crosslinkages between chains of peptidoglycans. When these cross linkages are disrupted the cell can no longer protect itself from the outside environment. drazx is the original author of this answer ...
Asked in Genetics, Biochemistry, Acids and Bases
How many number of amino acid residues in lysozyme?
Depending upon the source, here a few examples: In humans: Lysozyme C, 148 aa; Lysozyme G, 142 aa; Lysosymes D1 and D2, 194 aa. In bovines: Lysozyme C, 147 aa. Lysozyme from fruit fly: 140 aa. Lysozyme from mouse: 148 aa. There is a wide variety of isoforms among species. ...
Are ores mined because they contain beautiful substances?
No. Ores are mined because they contain valuable substances. Some of those substances may be valuable for their beauty, but most are valuable because they are useful. ...