lysozyme

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an enzyme found in saliva and sweat and tears that destroys the cell walls of certain bacteria

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In a research effects of marine algae Dunaliellasalinainc luding [beta]-caroten and Red yeast phafiarhodozyma including astaxanthin on the nonspecific defense mechanisms of rainbow trout, by Amar et al [1] was indicated that carotenoid pigments resulted serum complement and lysosyme activity increased and consequently total lococyte and phagocytosisincreased [1].
The release of elastase from neutrophil lysosymes is believed to be mainly responsible for elastin degradation, ultimately resulting in the development of pathological processes in PE.
Lysosymes within the microvilla contain hydrolytic enzymes that break down the photoreceptor outer segments.
Wegener's granulomatosis autoantibodies identify a novel diisopropylfluorophosphate-binding protein in the lysosymes of normal human neutrophils.