Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Gene-Ontology-Terms Class: GO:0003796 - lysozyme activity

Synonyms: 1,4-N-acetylmuramidase activity, mucopeptide glucohydrolase activity, mucopeptide N-acetylmuramoylhydrolase activity, muramidase activity, N,O-diacetylmuramidase activity, peptidoglycan N-acetylmuramoylhydrolase activity

Definition: Catalysis of the hydrolysis of the beta-(1->4) linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in a peptidoglycan and between N-acetyl-D-glucosamine residues in chitodextrins.

Parent Classes:
GO:0004553 - hydrolase activity, hydrolyzing O-glycosyl compounds

Term Members:
predicted hydrolase (yegX) ,
Qin prophage; predicted lysozyme (rrrQ) ,
endochitinase (chiA) ,
DLP12 prophage; lysozyme (rrrD)

Unification Links: GO:0003796

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Please cite the following article in publications resulting from the use of EcoCyc: Nucleic Acids Research 41:D605-12 2013
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