LYG1 (Lysozyme G1) is a Protein Coding gene. It belongs to the glycosyl hydrolase 23 family. Glycoside hydrolases are a widespread group of enzymes that hydrolyze the glycosidic bond between two or more carbohydrates, or between a carbohydrate and a non-carbohydrate moiety. LYG1 exhibits hydrolase activity, acting on glycosyl bonds (inferred); lysozyme activity (inferred). It is found in the extracellular region and may function in the cell wall macromolecule catabolic process, metabolic process, and peptidoglycan catabolic process. The lysozyme G gene structure has been largely conserved during vertebrate evolution, except at the 5' end of the gene, which varies in some exons.