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kinase

[kahy-neys, -neyz, kin-eys, -eyz]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a transferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of a substrate by ATP.
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Origin of kinase

First recorded in 1900–05; kin(etic) + -ase
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British Dictionary definitions for kinase

kinase

noun
  1. any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
  2. any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule
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Word Origin

C20: from kin (etic) + -ase
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Word Origin and History for kinase

n.

1902, from Greek kinein "to move" (see cite) + chemical suffix -ase.

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kinase in Medicine

kinase

(kīnās′, -nāz′, kĭnās′, -āz′)
n.
  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme.
  2. A various enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor.
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kinase in Science

kinase

[kīnās′, -nāz′, kĭnās′, -āz′]
  1. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the transfer of a phosphate group from a donor, such as ADP or ATP, to an acceptor.
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