Definition of isomerase in English:


Line breaks: isom¦er|ase
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈsɒməreɪz


  • An enzyme which catalyses the conversion of a specified compound to an isomer: a peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase
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    • Sucrose isomerase catalyses the reversible conversion of sucrose into palatinose, which is not further metabolizable by plant cells.
    • In nature, the function is performed by the enzyme triose phosphate isomerase.
    • Ordinary corn syrup is treated with the enzyme glucose isomerase which converts glucose to fructose.

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