[kahy-neys, -neyz, kin-eys, -eyz]
- a transferase that catalyzes the phosphorylation of a substrate by ATP.
Origin of kinase
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- any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
- any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule
C20: from kin (etic) + -ase
Word Origin and History for kinase
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kinase(kī′nās′, -nāz′, kĭn′ās′, -āz′)
- An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a proenzyme to an active enzyme.
- 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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[kī′nās′, -nāz′, kĭn′ās′, -āz′]
- 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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