Definition of adenosine deaminase in English:

adenosine deaminase

noun

Biochemistry
  • [mass noun] An enzyme which catalyses the deamination of adenosine to inosine.

    • ‘Another form is linked to a deficiency of the enzyme adenosine deaminase.’
    • ‘Patients with SCID are usually treated by replacing an essential enzyme, adenosine deaminase, which is lacking in such people.’
    • ‘In 2002, scientists in Italy also reported a beneficial effect from gene transfer in patients with a different form of immune deficiency known as adenosine deaminase deficiency.’
    • ‘The most common genetic defect that leads to this condition is a loss of the enzyme adenosine deaminase, but there are several others that will put you in the same boat.’
    • ‘SCID is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme adenosine deaminase.’

Pronunciation:

adenosine deaminase

/diːˈamɪneɪz/