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aspartase

aspartase in Medicine

aspartase a·spar·tase (ə-spär'tās', -tāz')
n.
An enzyme found in various bacteria, yeasts, and plants that catalyzes the conversion of aspartic acid to fumaric acid by removing ammonia and catalyzes the reverse reaction by adding ammonia. Also called aspartate ammonialyase.

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