Protein Name lysozyme
Organism Homo sapiens
Gene ID 4069
Gene Symbol


UniProt P61626 (LYSC_HUMAN), B2R4C5 (B2R4C5_HUMAN)
Relationships Total Number of functionally related compound(s) : 1405
Total Number of Articles : 1875


Gene Summary

This gene encodes human lysozyme, whose natural substrate is the bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan (cleaving the beta[1-4]glycosidic linkages between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine). Lysozyme is one of the antimicrobial agents found in human milk, and is also present in spleen, lung, kidney, white blood cells, plasma, saliva, and tears. The protein has antibacterial activity against a number of bacterial species. Missense mutations in this gene have been identified in heritable renal amyloidosis. [provided by RefSeq, Oct 2014]

  • lysozyme C
  • 1,4-beta-N-acetylmuramidase C
  • c-type lysozyme
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