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Lysozyme or muramidase is a protein and enzyme present in tears, saliva and other bodily fluids.[1]

Lysozyme is found in certain types of white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages.[2]

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Lysozyme helps block or restrict the growth of bacteria by damaging their cell walls.[2]

ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Maes et al. (2012) found that levels of lysozyme and neopterin were significantly higher in patients with ME/CFS compared to patients with chronic fatigue and healthy controls.[3]

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