lecithinase C -->
phospholipase c
medical dictionary

<enzyme>

<cell biology> An enzyme found in the alpha-toxin of clostridium welchii and other strains of clostridia and bacilli. It hydrolyzes glycerophosphatidates with the formation of 1,2-diacylglycerol and a phosphorylated nitrogenous base such as choline.

Chemical name: Phosphatidylcholine cholinephosphohydrolase

Registry number: EC 3.1.4.3

(12 Dec 1998)