Question

Lysozyme that is present in perspiration, saliva and tears, destroys:

A

Most virus infected cells

B

Certain fungi

C

Certain types of bacteria

D

All viruses

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Correct option is C)

Lysozyme is a hydrolase that catalyses the hydrolysis of 1,4-B-linkages between NAG(N-acetyl-D-glucosamine) and NAM(N-acetyl Muramic acid) residues in peptidoglycan, which is a major component of the gram-positive bacterial cell wall.
So, the correct answer is 'certain types of bacteria'.

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