coagulase

coagulase
(ko-ag\'u-las)
An enzyme that induces blood clotting; it is characteristically produced by pathogenic staphylococci.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • coagulase — ● coagulase nom féminin Toute enzyme pouvant coaguler le fibrinogène. coagulase [kɔagylaz] n. f. ÉTYM. 1906, Nouveau Larousse Illustré, Suppl.; de coaguler, et ase. ❖ ♦ Didact. (chim., biol.). Diastase coagulante. 0 (…) à son niveau (du furoncle) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coagulase — [kō ag′yo͞olās΄, kō ag′yəlās΄] n. 〚 COAGULATE + ASE〛 an enzyme produced by certain bacteria, which causes coagulation of blood plasma * * * co·ag·u·lase (kō ăgʹyə lās , lāz ) n. Any of various enzymes, such as rennin or thrombin, that induce… …   Universalium

  • coagulase — [kō ag′yo͞olās΄, kō ag′yəlās΄] n. [ COAGULATE + ASE] an enzyme produced by certain bacteria, which causes coagulation of blood plasma …   English World dictionary

  • Coagulase — G X50 000 (MET technique par cryofracture) G X50 000 (MET technique cryofracture) S. aureus forms a fibrin capsule that protects it from the immune system of a cow Coagulase is a protein produced by several microorganisms that enables the… …   Wikipedia

  • Coagulase — G X50 000 (MET technique par cryofracture). S.aureus formant une capsule de fibrine qui le protège du système immunitaire d une vache. La coagulase ou staphylocoagulase est une enzyme capable de …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coagulase — co·ag·u·lase kō ag yə .lās, .lāz n any of several enzymes that cause coagulation (as of blood) * * * n. an enzyme, formed by disease producing varieties of certain bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus, that causes blood plasma to coagulate.… …   Medical dictionary

  • coagulase — n. an enzyme, formed by disease producing varieties of certain bacteria of the genus Staphylococcus, that causes blood plasma to coagulate. Staphylococci that are positive when tested for coagulase production are classified as belonging to the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Coagulase libre — Coagulase G X50 000 (MET technique par cryofracture) S.aureus formant une capsule de fibrine qui le protège du système immunitaire d une vache La coagulase ou Staphylocoagulase est une …   Wikipédia en Français

  • coagulase test — (for coagulase activity) bacteria are added to citrated or oxalated (human or rabbit) blood plasma; in the presence of coagulase, the plasma gels within three hours. Coagulase activity is also demonstrable by mixing bacteria with blood plasma on… …   Medical dictionary

  • coagulase-negative staphylococci — Staphylococcus species that do not produce coagulase; included here are all species associated with humans except for S. aureus. Some are normal inhabitants of the skin and mucous membranes and potential pathogens, causing mainly nosocomial… …   Medical dictionary

  • coagulase — noun Date: 1914 any of several enzymes that cause coagulation (as of blood) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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