A comparison of Lysozyme with bacterial hyaluronidase
Lusk, William Earl
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Lysozymic activity may be broken down into three phases: (1) adsorbtion of the enzyme onto the cell surface containing an acetylated aminopolysaccharide; (2) depolymerization of the substrate; and (3) visible alteration of the cell (37). During adsorption the electrokinetic potential rises on a sensitive cell, and then falls to normal. On an insensitive cell the reverse process occurs (21). Cells are lysed in an unimolecular reaction (87). The substrate then changes into N-acetylaminohexose or ketose, and after a series of chemical and physical changes visible lysis occurs, and the cell contents are liberated.
Thesis (M.A.)--Boston University