How do lysozymes survive within the human body.

Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2022 03:29 am
As the title suggests, how do lysozymes survive within the human body? If I'm understanding them correctly, they're one of the enzymes that help fend of all the dangerous things like viruses and bacteria. I remember reading that temperatures of roughly 75C denatures them within a short period of time. If the human body is typically 98.6C, how do they survive? Does your body create enough to counteract the decreasing number of lysozymes?

I could also just be misunderstanding how this functions in its entirety, I apologize in advance if this is way off the mark.
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Reply Thu 30 Jun, 2022 04:10 am
The human body is not 98.6 C (Celsius). It is 98.6 F (Fahrenheit).
75C = 167F so the temperature of the human body is well below that.
Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2022 02:14 am
Oh... yeah, that makes a lot more sense. That's embarrassing. I can't believe I made such an obvious mistake. Well, thanks Mesquite.
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