Definition of transferase in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtransf(ə)reɪz/
/ˈtrɑːnsf(ə)reɪz/ /ˈtranzf(ə)reɪz/ /trɑːnzf(ə)reɪz/


An enzyme which catalyses the transfer of a particular group from one molecule to another.
Example sentences
  • Whey contains many types of enzymes, including hydrolases, transferases, lyases, proteases, and lipases.
  • Kinases are specialized transferases that regulate metabolism by transferring phosphate from ATP to other molecules.
  • With the unravelling of the human genome, researchers are already learning more about the structures of the key transferase enzymes involved in glycoprotein synthesis.
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