noun (Chemical Engineering: Operations, Solid-solid operations) Cell disruption is when a biological material becomes smaller to release proteins and enzymes. ⇒ Other approaches combine these chemical and physical methods of disruption, such as lysozyme treatment followed by sonication or pressure treatment, to maximize cell disruption and protein release. ⇒ During cell disruption, small bioproducts are usually secreted from the cell, making the first separation step reasonably straightforward. ⇒ Cell disruption is when a biological material becomes smaller to release proteins and enzymes.
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