Definition of invertase in English:


Line breaks: in|vert|ase
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnvəːteɪz
, ɪnˈvəːt-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme produced by yeast which catalyses the hydrolysis of sucrose, forming invert sugar.
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    • Enzymes shown are invertase, sucrose synthase, cytosolic AGPase, and plastidic AGPase.
    • Stressed cells also had higher activities of sucrose cleaving enzymes, such as alkaline invertase and sucrose synthase.
    • Grape sugar is mainly composed of glucose and fructose, produced after sucrose hydrolysis by invertase during grapevine maturation.

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