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One finding is that the koala has an unusual number of genes that encode for enzymes that can break down toxins in leaves.
Assassin Bugs Assassin bugs, which live all over the world, inject their insect prey with paralyzing agents and digestive enzymes, making themselves a nice bug smoothie.
This enzyme cleaves a specific substrate that researchers can sprinkle onto cells in the lab.
Boyer was succeeded by chemist JoAnne Stubbe, famed for her work on certain genetic enzymes that are essentially in virtually all forms of life.
Inflammation throughout your body turns on enzymes that break down collagen and leads to the production of free radicals, which can damage cells.
This product comes from a family of enzymes that dissolves hyaluronic acid, which is what most fillers are made of.
The treatment also showed a sharp reduction in an enzyme associated with muscle decay.
The pills also reduced levels of other enzymes that cause pain.
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: a chemical substance in animals and plants that helps to cause natural processes (such as digestion)
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