Definition of synthase in English:

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synthase

Pronunciation: /ˈsinˌTHās/ Pronunciation: /-ˌTHāz/

noun

[often with modifier] Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the linking together of two molecules, especially without the direct involvement of ATP: nitric oxide synthases Compare with ligase.
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  • Production was not abrogated by inhibitors of cyclooxygenases, xanthine oxidase, nitric oxide synthases, and mitochondrial enzymes.
  • In contrast to the homotrimeric solution state of native riboflavin synthase, the enzyme was found to be monomeric in the crystal structure.
  • Fluorouracil induces apoptosis by inhibition of the enzyme thymidylate synthase during DNA replication.

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Syllabification: synth·ase

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