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Lysyl oxidase

Lysyl oxidase

(Science: enzyme) extracellular enzyme that deaminates lysine and hydroxylysine residues in collagen or elastin to form aldehydes, that then interact with each other or with other lysyl side chains to form crosslinks.

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Extensibility of collagen

... ;) ). These are amines, which are able to inhibit enzymes like amino oxidase or also lysyl oxidase. The second catalyse oxidation of lysines to allysine, which forms bridges in ...

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by JackBean
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Extensibility of collagen
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