imipenemase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

imipenem +‎ -ase

Noun[edit]

imipenemase (plural imipenemases)

  1. (biochemistry) Any enzyme that catalyses the breakdown of imipenem
    • 2015, Nora Chea et al., “Improved Phenotype-Based Definition for Identifying Carbapenemase Producers among Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae”, in Emerging Infectious Diseases[1], volume 21, DOI:10.3201/eid2109.150198:
      In addition to KPC, several other carbapenemases have been identified in the United States: New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM), oxacillinase (OXA), Verona integron–encoded metallo-β-lactamase (VIM), and imipenemase (IMP) ( 5, 6 ).