Definition of transferase in English:

transferase

Line breaks: trans|fer|ase
Pronunciation: /ˈtransf(ə)reɪz
 
, ˈtrɑːns-, -nz-/

noun

Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which catalyses the transfer of a particular group from one molecule to another.
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    • 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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