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Phospholipase c

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phospholipase c

(Science: enzyme) An enzyme found in the alpha-toxin of clostridium welchii and other strains of clostridia and bacilli. It hydrolyzes glycerophosphatidates with the formation of 1,2-diacylglycerol and a phosphorylated nitrogenous base such as choline.

Chemical name: phosphatidylcholine cholinephosphohydrolase

Registry number: EC 3.1.4.3