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topoisomerase

Saltos de línea: topo|isom¦er¦ase
Pronunciación: /ˌtɒpəʊˈʌɪsəməreɪz
 
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Definición de topoisomerase en inglés:

sustantivo

Biochemistry
An enzyme which alters the supercoiled form of a DNA molecule.
Example sentences
  • Taken together, these results indicate that the overexpression of the topoisomerase I gene causes DNA damage that is lethal only in the scaA - background.
  • Among the genes affected by supercoiling are the topoisomerase genes.
  • The clastogenicity of topoisomerase inhibitors is believed to result from the transient stabilization of the topoisomerase enzyme with DNA during the catalytic cycle.

Origen

1970s: from Greek topos 'place' + isomer + -ase.

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