|antitumour enzyme||medical dictionary|
<cell biology> An enzyme that stimulates the degradation of a particular metabolite that cannot be synthesised by tumour cells, inhibits the synthesis of a metabolite needed by tumour cells, or inhibits tumour-specific DNA utilization; e.g., asparaginase.
American spelling: antitumor enzyme
(05 Mar 2000)
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