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kinase

[ kahy-neys, -neyz, kin-eys, -eyz ]
/ ˈkaɪ neɪs, -neɪz, ˈkɪn eɪs, -eɪz /
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noun Biochemistry.
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
/ (ˈkaɪneɪz, ˈkɪn-) /

noun
any enzyme that can convert an inactive zymogen to the corresponding enzyme
any enzyme that brings about the phosphorylation of a molecule

Word Origin for kinase

C20: from kin (etic) + -ase
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Medical definitions for kinase

kinase
[ kīnās′, -nāz′, kĭnās′, -āz′ ]

n.
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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Scientific definitions for kinase

kinase
[ kīnās′, -nāz′, kĭnās′, -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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