Definition of transketolase in English:


Line breaks: trans|keto¦lase
Pronunciation: /tranzˈkiːtəleɪz
, trɑːnz, -ns-/


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • An enzyme which catalyses the transfer of an alcohol group between sugar molecules.
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    • We also observed an increase in the levels of transketolase, an enzyme that is involved in glucose metabolism, although not being a part of the glycolytic pathway.
    • We also observed that the allergic inflammation results in increases in transketolase, an enzyme that previously has been suggested to be upregulated by hypoxia.
    • While enzyme activities of the transketolase in red can be assayed, this is rarely necessary in view of clinical and MRI findings.

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