Definition of transferase in English:

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transferase

Pronunciation: /ˈtran(t)sfərās/
/ˈtran(t)sfəˌrāz/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes 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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Syllabification: trans·fer·ase

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