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Transferase

Definition(s)

Enzymes which transfer a group from one compound to another compound.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Transferases are enzymes transferring a group, for example, the methyl group or a glycosyl group, from one compound (generally regarded as donor) to another compound (generally regarded as acceptor). The classification is based on the scheme "donor: acceptor group transferase". (EC 2 class)

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014