Definitions for asparaginase
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antineoplastic drug (trade name Elspar) sometimes used to treat lymphoblastic leukemia
An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid, used in chemotherapy.
Asparaginase is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of asparagine to aspartic acid. Asparaginases are naturally occurring enzymes expressed and produced by microorganisms. Colaspase is also known as L-asparaginase.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A hydrolase enzyme that converts L-asparagine and water to L-aspartate and NH3. EC 18.104.22.168.
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