Definition of synthase in English:

synthase

Syllabification: synth·ase
Pronunciation: /ˈsinˌTHās, -ˌTHāz
 
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noun

[often with modifier] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules, especially without the direct involvement of ATP: nitric oxide synthases Compare with ligase.
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    • Production was not abrogated by inhibitors of cyclooxygenases, xanthine oxidase, nitric oxide synthases, and mitochondrial enzymes.
    • In contrast to the homotrimeric solution state of native riboflavin synthase, the enzyme was found to be monomeric in the crystal structure.
    • Fluorouracil induces apoptosis by inhibition of the enzyme thymidylate synthase during DNA replication.

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