Lysozyme (also called muramidase) is an enzyme which acts on bacterial cell walls by cleaving N-acetyl-glucosaminyl-N-acetylmuramic acid linkages. Lysozyme is present in human milk, tears, saliva, and serum. It is also found in myeloid cells, monocytes and histiocytes, making it useful for the demonstration of the myeloid or monocytic nature of acute leukemia. As a histiocytic marker, lysozyme has proven helpful in distinguishing between histiocytic cells and large lymphocytes and in the classification of lympho-proliferative disorders.
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0.5 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 1 mL – Manual – Concentrate, 6 mL – Manual – RTU, 50 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 100 Tests – Automation – i6000, 200 Tests – Automation – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Xmatrx, 5 slides – Manual