Phosphatase, acid
Acid phosphatase is an enzyme that works under acid conditions and is made in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and the prostate gland. Abnormally high serum levels of the enzyme may, for example, indicate prostate disease (infection, injury, or cancer).

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  • Acid phosphatase — is a phosphatase, a type of enzyme, used to free attached phosphate groups from other molecules during digestion. It is basically a phosphomonoesterase. It is stored in lysosomes and functions when these fuse with endosomes, which are acidified… …   Wikipedia

  • Acid phosphatase — is an enzyme that works under acid conditions and is made in the liver, spleen, bone marrow and the prostate gland. Abnormally high serum levels of the enzyme may, for example, indicate prostate disease (infection, injury, or cancer). * * * acid… …   Medical dictionary

  • acid phosphatase — acid phosphatase. См. кислая фосфатаза. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • phosphatase — [fäs′fə tās΄] n. [< PHOSPHATE + ASE] any of various enzymes, found in body tissues and fluids, that hydrolyze phosphoric acid esters of organic compounds, liberating phosphate ions …   English World dictionary

  • phosphatase — Any of a group of enzymes (EC 3.1.3.x) that liberate orthophosphate from phosphoric esters. SEE ALSO: phosphohydrolases. acid p. a p. with an optimum pH of less than 7.0 (for several isozymes, it is 5.4), notably present in the prostate gland;… …   Medical dictionary

  • Phosphatase — A phosphatase is an enzyme that removes a phosphate group from its substrate by hydrolysing phosphoric acid monoesters into a phosphate ion and a molecule with a free hydroxyl group (see dephosphorylation). This action is directly opposite to… …   Wikipedia

  • phosphatase — n. one of a group of enzymes capable of catalysing the hydrolysis of phosphoric acid esters. An example is glucose 6 phosphatase, which catalyses the hydrolysis of glucose 6 phosphate to glucose and phosphate. Phosphatases are important in the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Phosphatase, alkaline — An enzyme made in the liver, bone, and the placenta and normally present in high concentrations in growing bone and in bile. Alkaline phosphatase is released into the blood during injury and during such normal activities as bone growth and… …   Medical dictionary

  • phosphatase — noun Date: 1912 an enzyme that accelerates the hydrolysis and synthesis of organic esters of phosphoric acid and the transfer of phosphate groups to other compounds: a. alkaline phosphatase b. acid phosphatase …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • acid phosphatase — noun Date: 1949 a phosphatase (as the phosphomonoesterase from the prostate gland) optimally active in acid medium …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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