Molecular Playground/Lysozyme

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One of the CBI Molecules being studied in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Chemistry-Biology Interface Program at UMass Amherst and on display at the Molecular Playground.

Lysozyme, also known as muramidase or N-acetylmuramide glycanhydrolase, are a family of enzymes which damage bacterial cell walls by catalyzing hydrolysis of 1,4-beta-linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in a peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrins. Lysozyme is abundant in a number of secretions, such as tears, saliva, human milk and mucus. It is also present in cytoplasmic granules of the polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN). Large amounts of lysozyme can be found in egg white. C-type lysozymes are closely related to alpha-lactalbumin in sequence and structure making them part of the same family.

PDB ID 3a8z

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Hen egg-white lysozyme C complex with glycerol, Cl and Na ions, 3a8z
Ligands: , ,
Activity: Lysozyme, with EC number
Related: 3a90, 3a91, 3a92, 3a93, 3a94, 3a95, 3a96
Resources: FirstGlance, OCA, RCSB, PDBsum
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3D structures of lysozyme


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