Enzyme is a protein secreted by the body that acts as a catalyst by promoting or accelerating a chemical change in other substances while remaining unchanged in the
autolytic e. An enzyme capable of causing autolysis or digestion of the cell in which it was formed.
branching e. See α-glucan-branching glycosyltransferase.
digestive e. An enzyme that promotes the hydrolysis of protein, carbohydrate, and fat
in the digestive tract prior to absorption.
induced e. An enzyme produced by the addition of its specific substrate to cells that normally do not metabolize that substrate.
restrictive e. Enzyme that acts as molecular scissors by cutting DNA molecules at specific locations.