Definition of coenzyme in English:

coenzyme

Syllabification: co·en·zyme
Pronunciation: /kōˈenˌzīm
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A nonprotein compound that is necessary for the functioning of an enzyme.
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    • This conformational changing process is strengthened by the increase in the affinity of the enzyme and for its coenzymes during hibernation.
    • For example, our need for vitamins is due to the fact that they function as coenzymes in many metabolic processes.
    • Many prosthetic groups and coenzymes are water-soluble derivatives of vitamins.

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