Definition of coenzyme in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊˌɛnzʌɪm/


A non-protein compound that is necessary for the functioning of an enzyme.
Example sentences
  • This conformational changing process is strengthened by the increase in the affinity of the enzyme and for its coenzymes during hibernation.
  • For example, our need for vitamins is due to the fact that they function as coenzymes in many metabolic processes.
  • Many prosthetic groups and coenzymes are water-soluble derivatives of vitamins.

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