Definition of transketolase in English:

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transketolase

Pronunciation: /tranzˈkētlˌās/ Pronunciation: /-ˌāz/

noun

Biochemistry
An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of an alcohol group between sugar molecules.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: trans·ke·to·lase

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