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aspartase

(ə-spärtās′, -tāz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme found in various bacteria, yeasts, and plants that catalyzes the conversion of aspartic acid to fumaric acid by removing ammonia and catalyzes the reverse reaction by adding ammonia.aspartate ammonialyase
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