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One of them encodes an enzyme that activates a latent anti-cancer drug.
Children with the disease lack an enzyme needed to break down heparan sulfate, a molecule that builds up in the brain and causes damage that is evident at ages 2 to 6.
In nature, there are many different Cas13 enzymes that bacteria use to target and cut RNA as part of its defense system.
The system, dubbed SUMOylation, uses enzymes to tack small ubiquitin-like modifiers (SUMOs) onto proteins in cells.
And as that number came down, so did her liver enzyme count.
Babies with Krabbe disease appear healthy at birth, but the lack of a critical enzyme leads to a deterioration of their nerves and brains, causing blindness, deafness, paralysis and death.
If this preliminary research pans out, the skin sensor-and-device combination could make possible continuous, noninvasive monitoring of blood levels of cholesterol, sodium, iron, bilirubin, and liver and kidney enzymes as well as glucose.
Kelsey worked on the metabolism of drugs in rabbits, particularly an enzyme in their livers that allowed them to easily break down quinine.
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: a chemical substance in animals and plants that helps to cause natural processes (such as digestion)
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