LYSOZYME - is a family of enzymes (EC 3.2.1.17)
 which damage
bacterial cell walls by hydrolyzing the
 1,4-beta-linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and
 N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in a
peptidoglycans.

 

 

 

 

 MW 14,600
  an enzyme found in egg whites & human tears;
     129 aa's with  8 CYS residues   [4 S-S

 
   that hydrolyses polysaccharides in bacterial cell walls.
 
  Functions as a bactericidal agent (breaks cell walls) 
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