Lysozyme C (IPR030056)

Short name: Lysozyme_C

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


Lysozymes (EC: are hydrolytic enzymes that hydrolyse the beta-1,4-glycosidic linkage between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine of peptidoglycan in the cell wall of bacteria. The vertebrate lysozyme family is composed of lysozyme c, lactalbumin and calcium-binding lysozyme.

This entry represents lysozyme c, which is a bacteriolytic enzyme secreted into many body fluids of mammals and plays an important role in host defense. Lysozyme c has been extensively studied as a model in molecular biology, enzymology, protein chemistry, and crystallography [PMID: 21676251, PMID: 20413917].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0042742 defense response to bacterium

Molecular Function

GO:0003796 lysozyme activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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