adenosine deaminase

noun
an enzyme found in mammals that can catalyze the deamination of adenosine into inosine and ammonia
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ADA deficiency can lead to one form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease

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the gene encoding ADA was one of the earlier human genes to be isolated and cloned for study

Syn: ↑ADA
Hypernyms: ↑enzyme

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  • Adenosine deaminase — (also known as ADA) is an enzyme (EC number|3.5.4.4) involved in purine metabolism. It is needed for the breakdown of adenosine from food and for the turnover of nucleic acids in tissues.ReactionsADA irreversibly deaminates adenosine, converting… …   Wikipedia

  • adenosine deaminase — n an enzyme which catalyzes the conversion of adenosine to inosine and whose deficiency causes a form of severe combined immunodeficiency disease as a result of the accumulation of toxic metabolites which inhibit DNA synthesis abbr. ADA * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase — adenosine deaminase. См. аденозиндеаминаза. (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.

  • adenosine deaminase — an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of adenosine to inosine and ammonia. Abbr.: ADA * * * …   Universalium

  • Adenosine deaminase deficiency — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 260 ICD10 = ICD10|D|81|3|d|80 ICD9 = ICD9|279.2 ICDO = OMIM = 102700 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Adenosine deaminase deficiency, also called ADA deficiency or ADA… …   Wikipedia

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — a severe immune system disorder caused by a genetic inability to produce adenosine deaminase. Also called ADA deficiency. * * * …   Universalium

  • Adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency — A genetic (inherited) condition that results in a immune deficiency disorder called severe combined immunodeficiency disease. Adenosine deaminase is an enzyme that plays a key role in salvaging purine molecules. ADA deficiency is of special… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — (ADA deficiency) a genetic disorder affecting about one baby in 25,000 and characterized by a defect in adenosine deaminase (ADA), an enzyme that is involved in purine metabolism. Deficiency of this enzyme results in selective damage to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — ADA deficiency a genetic disorder affecting about one baby in 25,000 and characterized by a defect in adenosine deaminase (ADA), an enzyme that is involved in purine metabolism. Deficiency of this enzyme results in selective damage to the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • adenosine deaminase deficiency — a severe immune system disorder caused by a genetic inability to produce adenosine deaminase. Also called ADA deficiency …   Useful english dictionary


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