Definitions for kinaseˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ki•naseˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz(n.)

  1. an enzyme that effects the transfer of a phosphate group from ATP to another molecule.

    Category: Biochemistry

Origin of kinase:

1900–05; kin (etic ) + -ase

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kinase(noun)

    an enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme

Wiktionary

  1. kinase(Noun)

    Any of a group of enzymes that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific target molecules (substrates); the process is termed phosphorylation.

  2. Origin: From κινέω + -ase, a suffix forming enzyme names.

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  1. Kinase

    In biochemistry, a kinase is a type of enzyme that transfers phosphate groups from high-energy donor molecules, such as ATP, to specific substrates, a process referred to as phosphorylation. Kinases are part of the larger family of phosphotransferases. Kinases are not to be confused with phosphorylases, which carry out phosphorolysis, the breaking of a bond using an inorganic phosphate group; or with phosphatases, which remove phosphate groups.

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