Tyrosinase meaning

tī-rŏs'ə-nās', -nāz'
A copper-containing enzyme of plant and animal tissues that catalyzes the production of melanin and other pigments from tyrosine by oxidation, as in the blackening of a peeled or sliced potato exposed to air.
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An enzyme, found in plants and animals, that catalyzes the oxidation of the amino acid tyrosine and is involved in the formation of the dark pigment melanin.
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Any of a family of copper-containing enzymes found in animal and plant tissues, fungi, and bacteria, that catalyze the oxidation of phenolic compounds and are responsible for production of the pigment melanin from tyrosine and for the browning of fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms when cut and exposed to air.
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An enzyme, similar to catechol oxidase, that catalyzes the production of phenolic pigments such as melanin.
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